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Had the opportunity last Saturday to visit the Ft Wayne Historical Railroad open house. Was surprised to see the main attraction limping along on one drive cylinder, was even more surprised to see them working on it out in the sun before the crowds.

1. Nickel Plate 765 limping along on just one drive cylinder






2. The right side cylinder housing






3. The right side cylinder housing from the rod end






4. The piston and rod subassembly






5. Inside the cylinder with grind instructions






Thanks for looking, comments are welcomed.
Douglas



Aug 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Train Town 2013 I


Nice series and well done in B&W. I've never seen a Berkshire (2-8-4) in person... some Pacifics & Hudsons and the UP 844. Standing next to these mechanical marvels can be amazing... and I suspect it was still so, even if it was hobbled.

Thanks for sharing it.



Aug 24, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Train Town 2013 I


I especially like the very close shots; some great opportunities for high contrast detail shots.
regards, tom



Aug 24, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Train Town 2013 I


That sure is one big Loco, terrific series.

Cheers Ray



Aug 24, 2013 at 10:01 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Train Town 2013 I


Nice journalistic series Douglas. Interesting to me is there isn't a hard hat anywhere to be found. I guess I'm so used to seeing people with them and wearing one all day, I forget it isn't required in other fields of work. Still, working in such close proximity to so many "head" hazards, or as we call them "early retirements," I think I'd rather have one on - but that's just me -- I've lifted my head too many times into something that would have knocked me out. They must place the rings and/or rider bands on the piston right before they slide it into the cylinder.....

Greg



Aug 26, 2013 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Train Town 2013 I


A terrific set, Douglas.
Well seen, photographed and richly processed.
I appreciate your opener "setting the scene."
This kind of stuff I don't want to spend time trying to figure out what I'm looking at. I want to look at it- and enjoy it .
Charlie



Aug 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Train Town 2013 I


This must be a sister to 759, which was run for many years with High Iron markings. I'll drag out those photos and post them. Also, if you look very closely, #759 has a small part in the movie Matewan. Even more impressive is Niagara #2102; the ground shakes.

BTW, many locomotives were built in the roads' own shops, Nickel Plate and Norfolk & Western come to mind.

Larry



Sep 14, 2013 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Train Town 2013 I


Hi Larry:
765 was made at the Lima Engine Works, in nearby Lima, Ohio. Am looking forward to your photos of 759. Do you have any history on the numbering system used?
Douglas



Sep 15, 2013 at 04:09 PM





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