A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material – usually coal, wood, or oil – to produce steam in a boiler.The steam moves reciprocating pistons which are mechanically connected to the locomotive's main wheels (drivers). Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the
(Below) The 50th Anniversary of the closure of Guildford Motive Power Depot and the end of steam on the Southern Region. Retired railwaymen and steam fans gathered at Guildford railway station on Farnham Road bridge on Sunday July 9 2017 for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate Guildford's engine shed that closed exactly 50 years ago.
The final photo, to the right, by S. Burdett of the Premier Group, shows one of the firebox throatplate corner boiler clothing sheets. Again an excellent job done by one of the apprentices in the apprentice training school run by The Premier Group in Coventry.
(Above) When BR's fleet of new diesel railcars ousted steam from local services, an irreverent band of steam enthusiast nicknamed the diesel upstarts as 'Bug Carts' which was about as insulting as one can get!Here a 2-car Metro-Cammel dmu approaches Shipley station on the Skipton to Bradford service at 5.30pm on Saturday 16 May 1964. The photo was shot at 1/250sec at f5.6 on a Fed 11 camera
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Locomotive Magazine & Railawy Carriage & Wagon Review Volume 15 (1909) Key file. No. 197 (15 January 1909) Railway Notes.1-3. Great Western Ry. 1. Nos. 2237-8
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Singular Nouns Starting with F. Fa (n.) A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization. Fa (n.) The tone F. Fabella (n.) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.
3 Ton Undertype wagon (actual dry weight approx 2 Tonnes). "Young Buster" is replica wagon built 2002. Features a vertical fire-tube coal or wood fired boiler with a V twin duplex engine and 4 speed gearbox.
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Fire-tube boiler: Here, water partially fills a boiler barrel with a small volume left above to accommodate the steam (steam space).This is the type of boiler used in nearly all steam locomotives.The heat source is inside a furnace or firebox that has to be kept permanently surrounded by the water in order to maintain the temperature of the heating surface below the boiling point.
British and Irish locomotive manufacture for export. This file originated in Lowe's remarkable British steam locomotive builders (since withdrawn from Norfolk's dismal book collection) and its supplement, but has been augmented by reference to other studies, including some not cited by Lowe. This file excludes the workshops of railway companies which are treated separately.
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