Saturday, September 20, 2014
From the wonderful and amazing photoshopping colorization artist Patty Allison https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues and http://www.imbuedwithhues.com/
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A rare picture of the second Fontaine, shown here arriving at St Thomas, Ontario, Canada, in July 1881, for trails on the Canada Southern Railroad. Engineer Ike Deyell stands in the gangway, whileFireman George Westfall is leaning from the cab.
From A Locomotive Engineer's Album
George B Abdill 1965
The cylinders were 17 x 24 in, the wheelbase was 23 ft 4 in, and the total heating surface (firebox + tubes) was 1033.5 sq ft. Total weight was 82,000 lb.
(Info from Scientific American Supplement, 5th November 1881
Found on https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152697715694306&set=gm.10152646567724556&type=1&permPage=1
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wow... amazing collection of steam locomotives on ?parade? and exhibition run? Thanks to Marcin in Poland for all the links and photos!
Picture found on https://www.facebook.com/voglerjm?fref=ufi
Marcin emailed me:
Skip the first 2 minutes and get right to the good stuff!
One place you can watch the locomotives is Chabówka
greetings from Poland!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
images from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shay_locomotive thanks to Jeff!
Before yesterday, I did not even know there were other types of steam engines for locomotives!
A day or so ago I came across this photo of a 60 years hard used old train
Monday, July 28, 2014
Found on http://themanlyblog.tumblr.com/ via http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=475808&nseq=189
For a clearer photo of a restored Shay drive locomotive: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-shay-drive-design-of-gear-driven.html
Friday, July 18, 2014
Found on http://www.steampunktendencies.com/post/92160978734/artvokzal-steampunk-cafe-kiev-ukraine-designer via Brian's facebook page (he's a Disney/Pixar artist) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Kesingers-Tea-Girls/212094505475204?fref=nf
Friday, June 27, 2014
Camden et Amboy railways, 1850
Found on https://www.facebook.com/groups/yachtclubdesavionsdelaroute/?fref=nf
That's a Crampton locomotive...the idea was to put the drive wheels behind the firebox so the builder could use larger wheels, and lower the center of gravity. (thanks to Jeff F)
Friday, May 23, 2014
Union Pacific brings one home for refurbishment and restoration, #4014, one of the giants of trains "#4014 return home 2014)
Thanks to Case for letting me know about this video!
The other cars in this are heritage fleet support cars, and here's a link http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/attachments/media_kit/steam/844_support.pdf that gives some info about the "Howard Fogg"
The Howard Fogg is Union Pacific’s last boiler car. It was built in 1949 by American Car and Foundry as baggage-dormitory No. 6006.
The Howard Fogg was converted to boiler-baggage-dorm No. 304 in 1962.
The car was converted to boiler-dorm-HEP (Head End Power) in 2000.
It was renumbered again in 1987 to No. 209 and assigned to the Heritage Fleet in 1990.
In 1996, it was renamed Howard Fogg after the passing of the renowned railroad artist.
The Howard Fogg still has a steam generator on board to provide steam if maintenance is required while locomotives No. 844 and No. 3985 are on the road. The car has been outfitted with an electric generator
The car was converted to a tool car for snowplow service and renumbered No. 904304 in 1973.
It was assigned to the Heritage Fleet in 1981.
The car was named Art Lockman in 1992 and was renumbered UPP 6334 in 2003. The Art Lockman is a rolling “machine shop”. It carries tools, parts, machines, lubricants and numerous other items to maintain and repair the steam locomotives while on trips. The car also has a crew lounge area, locker room and laundry area.
Mr. Lockman retired as roundhouse foreman in Cheyenne, Wyoming, after working 43 years for Union Pacific. He is a well-known former employee who is still admired for his knowledge of steam locomotive maintenance and operation.
The Lynn Nystrom was built in 1957 by American Car & Foundry as postal storage car No. 5714. It was rebuilt as a baggage/recreation car for ski train service between Los Angeles, California; Sun Valley, Idaho; and Park City, Utah.
The car was renamed the Pony Express in 1993 to commemorate a Union Pacific train of the same name that ran between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, from August 1926 to November 1954.
And this is very cool, someone drove alongside for a while and paced it on the highway
You may even want to see the local tv station coverage: http://www.kgwn.tv/news/wyoming/headlines/Big-Boy-4014-comes-to-Cheyenne-258554061.html
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bonhams is auctioning off the estate of Dr Cox, it seems he had a lot of stuff at an aviation museum, plus a train, cars, fire trucks, etc
1873 SILSBY ROTARY STEAM PUMPER
1906 HAMMOND SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA STREET CABLE CAR
1909 PREMIER MODEL 45 45 55HP 6-CYLINDER RACEABOUT
1920 BALDWIN 2-6-2 LOCOMOTIVE
1929 AMERICAN LAFRANCE
Fatman sales display
Model T accessories and parts
a B-17 engine
See all the cool stuff at http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22174/
The Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox Jr. estate sale will take place on Saturday, May 10, at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May, New Jersey, the very site where Cox’s collection was on public display between 1961 and 1964