Never understood the point of a oscillating engine at this scale. You’ve got sliding valve surfaces that take are tough to seal, trunions and bearings that take a lot of abuse, and even more side pressure on the gland packings than on a normal
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The *Duke* was built in April 1954, and resembles most British locomotives from the 1930s onwards. The last steam locomotive built by British Rail was the BR Standard Class 9F [92220 *Evening Star*](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_standard_class_9F_92220_Evening_Star#/media/File:92220_EVENING_STAR_at_Bolton_Percy.jpg), built in April 1960. The last mainline steam-hauled revenue-earning service in
I think the box at the back of each piston assembly is the cylinder, and they do vary significantly in size. As for the pipes, bear in mind this looks like a factory so the engine might not be complete yet.
[The Coronation Scot](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Scot) class was designed to carry premium passengers on the West Coast main line and was regarded as one of the most powerful express engines ever to run on the British railway network. She’s quite a looker, streamlined and coach-lined and clearly
Looks like a winding engine that hauls something up? The rope would go around the enormous wood-clad pulley. Neat. It looks like these are [uniflow](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniflow_steam_engine) engines. I wasn’t sure at first, but [this one](http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1591339), labeled as such, certainly appears to be a similar model
>”The success of this extraordinary bridge is now to be considered an established fact. The trains of the New York Central, and of the Great Western Railroad in Canada, have been crossing regularly since the 18th of March , averaging over thirty trips per
It’s a crying shame how that railway’s management has sidelined its steam locomotives.
The paddle wheel is powered with steam pistons so there is no shaft that runs the length of the ship. Just steam lines. It could just be tradition though. > Steamboats, that did the transportation of cotton had to be very careful to prevent
Thanks for the clarification. I was not so much worried about the fire hazard as I was thinking that they are making a whole lot of extra work for themselves, not getting much steam up and wasting fuel if it was blown through the
Cool! I love that Victorian brass and well oiled gears.
Oh I’m just looking at the offset pistons and gearing. Not particularly the number of… But saying that, I’ve never seen any more or less than 3.
The small one could be an oil or water pump? I’ve never seen one cast right into the line of cylinders, but it’s possible, I suppose.
I’m stumped too. I looked through the catalog to see if, maybe, the engine was single-acting since, in that case, the rods would only ever have tension on them, rather than alternating compression and tension. This isn’t the case. The cylinder is double-acting, like
>In August 1862, A. J. Russell carefully positioned his camera well below the level of his subject to best capture the magnitude of the destruction of this powerful train. The Charles Minot steam engine was thrown from the tracks as the result of an
If you ever have the chance to go to the Biltmore mansion in Asheville, NC, take the Butler’s Tour, which includes the boiler room in the basement. One of the house’s three boilers is still kept in operable condition in case of utility failure.
Well, not sure exactly, but do you see those twisted vertical lines by the man’s head? Those are belts [running from an overhead pulley shaft to run machinery](https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=pulley%20powered%20machine%20shop&tbs=imgo:1#imgdii=_&imgrc=Np8r8LN8W1T0RM%253A%3BegmSdu_bK6QtAM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.dansdata.com%252Fimages%252Fblog%252Fdrive_belts%252Fmany_belts_1280.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.howtospotapsychopath.com%252F2012%252F06%252F12%252Fthe-pulley-paradox%252F%3B1280%3B985) This is how most factories and machine shops powered their equipment before the advent of small,
It doesn’t seem that the locomotive was crippled with those holes, it appears to be able to still function. It looks like the water hopper or sand hopper is damaged though.
This is where a lot of us at the museum learned the basics of firing. On the road, it’s difficult to see what’s going on, but with a stationary boiler and continuous (heavy) load, we can see who really knows their stuff (and get
because we were at war, and foreign soldieres had made it to our soil. german u-boats landed on the east coast and soldiers attempted to sabotage our infrastructure. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pastorius)
Hmm, City of Truro hit 100mph almost forty years earlier (unstreamlined and with considerably less power) so that’s not that surprising. As for /u/addiator ‘s claims 130mph, I’d like to see a citation! T1 was an immensely flawed (if amazingly good looking) loco, vibration
It came from from Pennsylvania U.S.A. It was then moved to the Hilcrest Coal mines in B.C. Canada before ending up at the some mineral mines in saskatchewan, and fimally at the museum in Moose Jaw, Sk.
It’s not a holocaust memorial and [it was erected 5 years ago](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gqs1vyg2F0). The train used in the installation is [Ty2-1035](http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty2/Ty42)
It was a lovely morning on the Isle of Sodor. The engines were just waking up and waiting to ride the turntable out of the roundhouse. Percy, as usual, was hogging it.
The wheels in front are there to steer the engine into the curves, the wheels in back distribute the weight more evenly. All this is meant to provide optimal traction for the 6 drive wheels in the middle, 3 on each side. I don’t