Little and Often

Little and Often

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:06 am

I came across this video in my travels. Very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVIr66K_rUA

How to properly fire a steam locomotive
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Re: Little and Often

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:23 am

Cool video!
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Little and Often

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:41 am

Nice post Dm :)
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Re: Little and Often

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:03 am

My first job with the Railroad was in 1976 on the Southern Railway. My job was to ride on top of the coal pile in the tender and push the coal down to the fireman. Soon I began the long education in the art of firing a locomotive. This wasn't a tourist thing but on the main line at 60-80 MPH. It requires brains and a strong back as well to be a good fireman and it was required that you learn the theory behind combustion and thermodynamics. I ran these things for years and I miss them.
Now I run the most modern diesel and electric locomotives on the American Continent and I would trade them all in an instant for a noisy, hot bouncing steam locomotive cab.
Here is a photo taken after my promotion to a fireman. On occasion I got rewarded by a turn at the throttle. I was 20 then.
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Me at Huntsville Alabama on a run from Memphis to Chattanooga at age 20
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Re: Little and Often

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:05 am

You been in a Union this whole time William? :shock:

Great Vid... how do they get to the ashes (where do they go)?
Poor dude had to brake the coal before loading it too :eek2:
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Re: Little and Often

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:55 am

Very cool! Next week my wife and me are going camping in western maryland. While there we are riding a steam locomotive from Frostburg to Cumberland. They will haul your bike along too. Then we are riding back from Cumberland to Frostburg on bikes on an adjacent former rail bed. It's a 2% down grade so I think I'll be able to handle it. :D
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Re: Little and Often

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:59 am

Nice stach Wm. :)
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