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Author:  wilkinsd [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Strasburg Injector

When at Promontory, I noticed a Strasburg-made injector on the UP 119 replica. If it is good enough for the NPS, then Strasburg quality should be good enough for you.


Question for the Strasburg folks, what is "improved" about this particular model of injector?

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Author:  Dave [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

Simple availability is the first improvement, followed by supported with parts.

Sellers actually used the "improved" label on their original production of this model, so look back a few dacades for the conditions that were considered superior to those before, say, 1890.

dave

Author:  Mark Jordan [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

How does it work?

It is placed in the "non-lifting" position relative to the tender, so water flows freely to it. The water valve is inaccessable to the operator, so I can only assume that there is another water control valve in the piping. Right?

Author:  Lincoln Penn [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

Maybe that rod to the right of the injector goes to a valve.

Author:  Dave [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

The one to the right of the 1865 era quick connect? That would be my guess.

dave

Author:  limejuice [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

There appears to be a black painted hunk of steel connected to the water valve that is bolted through the flat part of the lever. I assume that leads to the cab?

Author:  ss&s ry 26 [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

That is a lifting Injector

Author:  jasonsobczynski [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strasburg Injector

limejuice wrote:
There appears to be a black painted hunk of steel connected to the water valve that is bolted through the flat part of the lever. I assume that leads to the cab?


That's actually the steam valve.....

Perhaps Kelly or Lynn know whether or not I'm remembering correctly but I seem to recall reading that they were built with Penberthy's mounted below the cab..... yes?

Gotta say that the opening line of this thread speaks much truth. I have had nothing but experience with and sound SRC injectors!

Cheers, Jason

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