** A little something on a locomotive of the CRRofNJ. Let me tell you about it.
* Locomotive 567. A 4-4-0 camelback. History; built as a rear cab 4-4-0 by Baldwin with the number 172. It went into he Ashley shops towards the end ,I think, of 1897, was rebuilt, and emerged in June of 1889 a 4-4-0 of a completely different type. A camelback ! It still had the number 172. As you know it has no longer a rear cab, but a center cab. Everything above the frame is brand new. maybe they kept the original bell. The original frame was kept. The drivers reworked and made large. Wheels and axels are listed as being larger, so front truck was changed to hold additional weight. So the frame and parts of the drivers were kept and they call this a rebuild. The original frame would later affect the locomotive. It would be changed with another rebuild, later on. Along came 1899. This is year of the CRRofNJ first complete renumbering. Now it is locomotive 545. Still is the same. Now come the 1903 renumbering and it becomes #567. This is the point at which I will be modeling this locomotive.