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Author Topic: Steam Locomotive Appreciation Thread  (Read 12989 times)
Rowan of Rin
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« on: April 01, 2009, 03:40:40 am »

What is more Steampunk than a giant steaming locomotive? The smell of burning coal, the ever moving pressure gauges, brass and copper pipes, the incredible noises of the engine chugging along, and of course, being enveloped in steam! Gets me all emotional it does Smiley

Post your favourite photos/videos, so that we may appreciate them!

My new favourite engine, the 4012 'Big Boy':
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And a
fantastic video
from the footplate in China. Those sounds speak to my soul Wink

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 03:47:04 am »

Huzzah for steam trains Grin
I love cow catchers!
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They make steam trains look so much more badass Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 07:33:10 am »

LOL, I like my girl friend better, the 2926 check out our photo pages...
http://www.nmslrhs.org/index.php

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 07:43:18 am »

LOL, I like my girl friend better, the 2926 check out our photo pages...
http://www.nmslrhs.org/index.php

Regards,
Kevin

Very cool, I shall be doing this next week, I have just signed up for a volunteer rail restoration group as well, and boy, am I excited! We are even using the original 19th Century train workshops, where my grandfather worked for 50 years of his life Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 02:52:19 pm »

The London & North Eastern Railway's Garrett, classified U1:



The most powerful locomotive ever to run in Britain, it spent most of its working life pushing 1000-ton coal trains up the Wath incline on the trans-pennine Woodhead Route. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 05:02:12 pm »

Huzzah for steam trains Grin
I love cow catchers!

Pilots, my man, pilots...

Cheers
Harold

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 05:09:48 pm »

I'll post a few more pics later, but one of my all time favorites is CPR 8000






and we can't forget 2816, for sure, loved working on her. (pics later)

Cheers
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 05:50:10 pm »

What is more Steampunk than a giant steaming locomotive? The smell of burning coal, the ever moving pressure gauges, brass and copper pipes, the incredible noises of the engine chugging along, and of course, being enveloped in steam! Gets me all emotional it does Smiley

Post your favourite photos/videos, so that we may appreciate them!

My new favourite engine, the 4012 'Big Boy':
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And a fantastic video from the footplate in China. Those sounds speak to my soul Wink




We have one of the Big Boy locomotives at the Forney Museum of Transportation here in Denver.
http://www.forneymuseum.org/index.html

This place is NOT a one day tour! There is every form of transportation you could imagine from wheelchairs to 6 wheeled cars.

If any of you ever get a chance to visit Denver please put this on your 'To See' list. We have taken elementary school field trips there and the children were in awe of the neat old stuff.

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 06:18:35 pm »

Oh Harold, that train is simply beautiful!

Do you mean, cow catcher = pilot? I never really knew the proper name for them Embarrassed
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 01:06:17 pm »

I haven't the time to wax lyrical about locomotives, but I do like these two.

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They may be small, compared to the others in this thread, but they have one redeeming feature in my eyes.
At various times and places, I've ridden on the footplate of both of them!
(Not for several years alas, and never at a speed higher than 15mph. Still worth the ride though.  Grin)
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2009, 05:38:50 pm »

All this talk about pilots/cowcatchers and no one mentioning the inventor of them? Come now! Surely someone here knows that the inventor of the pilot/cowcatcher was...
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More to come.

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 06:17:11 pm »

Oh Harold, that train is simply beautiful!

Do you mean, cow catcher = pilot? I never really knew the proper name for them Embarrassed

Spot on..

Cheers
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 06:27:21 pm »

And a few more for you...



























Cheers
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 06:49:25 pm »

That last one looks more like some variety of explosive than a train to me. Rail missiles!

I must admit, some of these are rather cool looking! I think my favourite one so far is the CPR 8000 that Harold posted.

I found out that one of my professors is a closet steampunk interested in steam trains, so I think I will link him to this thread the next time I happen to e-mail him.

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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2009, 07:02:53 pm »

Thanks..
   The 8000 is one of my personal favorites (and I have to admit ot a certain CPR bias, working for them for 34 years will do that to one  Grin )..
8000 was an experimental  using the Schmidt high pressure system. This used a closed-circuit of steam and distilled water working at 1,350 psi, transferring heat to an HP boiler working at 850 psi pressure to supply the center cylinder. The exhaust steam from this was mixed with 250 psi pressure steam from the LP boiler to feed the two outside cylinders.

Heres a pic of the firebox assembly being constructed at Angus Shops (CPR main locomotiove shops, where most CPR steam locos were built, including 8000)




I have a bunch of other pics of 8000, will gather them up and post later...


Cheers
Harold
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2009, 08:49:37 pm »

And a few more for you...









T-1 FTW! I even have a model of that. What an awesome locomotive.





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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2009, 11:52:12 am »

is this one:http://www.shaylocomotives.com/data/lima3354/sn-3289.htm.

My personal preferences run to LNER tanks but this is the first train of any sort my eldest daughter rode on - and on the footplate no less.  Sadly youngest was not with us - she had to be contented with a first ride on a 1:12 live steam model.
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2009, 08:04:04 pm »

I just saw an hour-long show on Steam Locomotives, on some channel I didn't know I got.  I spent an hour marveling, staring, and possibly drooling a little.
They are truly magnificent machines to behold.

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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2009, 11:54:41 pm »

Near and dear to my heart:

CNR 6060 (Montreal Locomotive Works #72757, built October 1944) pulled the first train I ever rode, a special between Ilderton and Clinton, Ontario in 1976 to mark the Centennials of both towns.

She now lives in Stettler, Alberta under the care of the Rocky Mountain Rail Society, who run her every summer between Stettler and Big Valley, and since September 2008 she is on both the provincial and national Registers of Historic Places.
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2009, 12:03:11 am »

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/roysrailpage/frame/42765a.html

This very locomotive
I was able to coal and drive her (shunting at their yard) as my 30th birthday treat/present.
Very happy memories
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2009, 01:20:36 pm »

A very good video of a steamtrain Grin
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 06:14:40 pm »

Here's my lady..  CPR 2816, the Empress. Had the good fortune to be involved with the her restoration and even had the chance to sit in the right hand seat and run her  along the main for a while..  One of my proudest souvenirs  from my 34 year carreer with Canadian Pacific is my "2816 Support Crew" pin, not many of those about, and you had to earn them..





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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 10:56:44 pm »

HAC
A geeky question if ever there was one,
Does Canada use the same notation as the USA, counting axles (ie 2816 would be described as a 2-3-2), or the UK,counting wheels (ie 2816 would be described as a 4-6-4)?
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2009, 01:10:14 am »

HAC
A geeky question if ever there was one,
Does Canada use the same notation as the USA, counting axles (ie 2816 would be described as a 2-3-2), or the UK,counting wheels (ie 2816 would be described as a 4-6-4)?

She's a 4-6-4 both here and in the UK.. (the Whyte system of notation became standard over here early 1900's). The 4-6-4 type is gernerally called a 'Hudson"

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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2009, 07:30:16 am »

Thank you
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