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A Seaboard Air Line Q-3 2-8-2 steam locomotive had two "flying" air pumps mounted on the smokebox front. A very distinctive framework of tubing ran across the boiler front above the pumps, extending beyond the pumps on both sides. Any ideas of what this was for?

-- Richard T. Lasater (, January 02, 2002


AFAIK they were used for handholds

-- Joseph Oates (, January 03, 2002.

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