FCGB 4-6-2 4674

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The modification of this 1919 Alco built metre gauge 4-6-2 was to prove that Rio Turbio coal was of suitable quality for mainline use in Argentina. This was the first project Porta undertook having moved from RFIRT to INTI. In addition to proving Rio Turbio coal 4674 was also used for other combustion experimentation and proved to be a very important locomotive.

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4674 outside the works at Santa Fe in 1961 just after modification work had been finished.  Richard Campbell.

4674 outside the works at Santa Fe in 1961 just after modification work had been finished. © Richard Campbell.

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