Posted By Joe Bartolini on 14 Oct 2010 12:53 PM
It was more funkier looking than Dwight's. Most likely in line with a plantation loco (as mentioned by Kormsen) or a logging loco. Thanks.
I will keep searching. Never give up. Need to check out my Yahoo Groups for the photo.
I vaguely remember seeing some images of locos with a barrel of some sort on top as a steam drum and I think they were on a web site devoted to "loco locomotives"... but that site says it is "Temporarily Unavailable" for excessive bandwidth consumption so we can't go looking there... doubly unfortunately, that message has popped on that site for at least a couple of years now, I fear it went away totally, but the last page it displayed has remained floating around the web for anyone that is still looking.
AH HA! Whilst typing this I decided to do another search and found a question in a forum of what happened to the LocoLoco site... (from 2 years ago!) Someone responded to look at the "Web Archive" site...
HA! Found some of it anyway. Seems some photos are gone, but you might try browsing around here:
And, look again at my moniker...
Semper Fidelis is the Marine Corps motto (Semper = Always, Forever, Eternally; Fidelis = Faithful, True, Allegiant)...
Semper Paratus is the Coast Guard motto (Semper = Always, Forever, Eternally; Paratus = Prepared, At the Ready)...
Semper Vaporo is my AKA and motto (Semper = Always, Forever, Eternally; Vaporo = Steam in transition).
EDIT: here is a later set of archives:
I searched all over these pages and found lots of images of steam drums on top of water tube boilers, but none like what you have described.
Good luck with your search.