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2-8-2, K-27 "Mudhen" #464 (ex D&RGW #464) at Knotts Berry Farm in 1978. Walter Knott purchased the #464 from the town of Durango Colorado in 1973 and sold the #464 in 1981 to the Huckleberry Railroad in Flint, Michigan because of counterweight clearance issues. The #464 operates today in Flint and is one of only two remaining K-27's in existence.

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Comment by Bob Cleek on January 23, 2019 at 7:02pm

I wonder if the polluted water in Flint, Michigan, has any negative effects on this engine's boiler or steam lines.

Comment by Charles White on January 21, 2019 at 11:55am

Also, upon departure from "Ghost Town", first right turn is very tight. So tight in fact that Knotts experiences greater flange wear on the right wheels of all of it's locomotives. This was a bigger issue for #464 than both of the 2-8-0's.

Comment by Dave S. on January 21, 2019 at 5:40am

I was wondering what you meant by "counterweight clearance issues", but after looking at

http://nwprr.net/photo/ghost-town-calico

the problem becomes obvious.  I've never seen counterweights stick out that far on any locomotive.

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