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Roadtrip! Mining equipment and railroad photos.
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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 12:14 am
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I have lots of photos to post, but for now, a teaser set will have to do. I need to get home yet and upload the rest of the photos.
These pics are from today, at Ely, Nevada. On the Nevada Northern Railway.

First for the Brownhoist fans...



I got to drive the 93 loco today. About a two hour run up the mountain and back down. The loco is a a 2-8-0 Alco built in 1909. What a sweetheart!



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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 02:13 am
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WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 10:39 am
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nice pictures, looking forward for more

looking at the brownhoist, noticed that the end off the hoisting cable is mounted wrong

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Super, Ken!

You certainly look the part!

A might too clean, but that can be excused.

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We just got home... exhausted... but still grinning. Clean, yes, but my hands were black. I did play fireman for a few shovels, just for good measure.
I will get the pictures organized and uploaded and probably post a link to the Flickr album to keep from having too many pics on the web page here.
I can't describe the feeling of running that big old monster. What a privilege.

I learned how to use the cutoff, but I need to read how it actually works, I am still confused on how that thing works, but it is pretty amazing.



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In short, it is a way to reduce the amount of piston stroke that the valve gear admits steam into the cylinder, allowing enough steam to go in and expand, without wasting un-expanded steam by having it blow out the stack.

Quite a bit more involved than that--but in one sentience, that's the best that I could do. One thing that lots of folks have trouble grasping is that a steam engine gets its power from the HEAT in the steam, not the PRESSURE. A good engineer runs as much as possible with the throttle wide open and the cutoff as close to center as possible.

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Here is a very short video from the Engineer's seat. The only one I got to take. I do have video from the GoPro (I think) but I haven't looked at it yet.

http://youtu.be/Q1Jytfni3sA



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