Apr 30, 2021
The "John Stevens" loco on the Camden & Amboy Railway looks like a Steampunk dream!
Ha ha ha. Good one!
Vintage railroad disaster. I think we've all seen this photo before.
Vintage: Montparnasse Train Derailment in Paris (1895)
Some pictures from a 1935 edition of Railroad Stories.
Railroad Stories 2
Railway and locomotive engineering 1917
1917 part 2
Amazing how everything was built on a grand scale!! Some of these machines alone are huge!
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Do you have the rest of thepacking article in volume XXX No12?
All the complete issues of these old journals can be found on archive.org. Just enter "railway and locomotive engineering". Then you will need to find the correct monthly issue. Unfortunately finding the article of interest can be time consuming. The issues usually contain a years journals.
It's been a long time since looking at this part of the board. I've been missing a lot. Thanks for all the very interesting posts.
Glad you're enjoying them.
I like that B&O 0-6-0. She looks a bit heftier than many such switchers seen.
Rick A, Belated Thanks.
You are welcome. Now find a comfortable seat, you might be there a while!
Amazing catalog of metal working machines, some extremely large, and some of the locomotive shops they are used in.
Illustrated catalogue and general description of improved machine tools for working metal 1899
by Sellers, William, & co. [from old catalog]
Another company that made 'em big!
Bement, Miles, & Co. : Illustrated Catalogue of Metal-Working Machine Tools : Also Steam Hammers, Hydraulic Machinery, Etc. 1899
Bement, Miles & Co.
I am recalling the air powered hammers at PC&F. Not as large as that one pictured. But the noise and how the ground would shake at each impact....
I can't even imagine the noise AND feeling of that hammer, good Lord!!