Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KL7AJ, Nov 14, 2018.
Sounds like fun. Alas, I probably wont ever get out to that bailiwick
Geared locomotives were also much more flexible than siderod engines and could operate over cheaply laid logging track.
What's really interesting was that the steam pressure of even the biggest beasties was only around 200 psi. Of course, with the monstrous bore of those cylinders, it still represented a lot of power. But they only briefly experimented with high pressure ~~1000psi systems.
There is an example on display in City Park in Cadillac, MI.
Grateful that I got to visit Cass, WV before moving out of the area. Their steam engines are spectacular -- Climax, Heisler, and Shay.