ATSF Mallet #3299 (2-8-8-0)

ATSF 2-8-8-0 #3299

ATSF Mallet (2-8-8-0) #3299. Initially assembled as the 3200 class by Santa Fe from 1950 Class Consolidations and parts from Baldwin in 1911, they were renumbered into the 3296 class in 1917. The units under performed and were returned to Consolidations (the 3200 class) in 1923. This model was scratch built in brass by Master Santa Fe Modeler Ian MacKellar and shows the engine in its final appearance before being broken back up. This engine received a Certificate of Technical Excellence for Motive Power and First Place Steam Locomotive in 2017. Model by Ian MacKellar, SFRH&MS photo. HO scale.