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 Post subject: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:41 pm 

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This video can explain it all. The link is below:
https://www.facebook.com/OregonCoastSce ... 20railroad


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 pm 

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SHE'S ALIVE


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:12 pm 

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She's one of my favorite locomotives. This is a victorious day.

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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:16 pm 

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Heard OSR had a photo shoot with the #2 and #25 both running. Hope we get to see Skookum more often in the near future. No doubt a break in time when deemed ready. Congrats. Regards, John.


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Beautiful, but, why is it at night?

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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 am 

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Extremely exciting to see another Little River (even if only for a short period!) steamer hot.

To my untrained eyes, this looks like a test of the rear engine (meaning I could be wrong, but gauging from the lack of steam from the forward cylinder cocks and no apparent motion of the forward piston).

Seems like a valid way of testing... one subsystem at a time. If that is what is happening, any idea if that was a practice for mallets/articulated locomotives, especially for a logging, or short line type operation?

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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 am 

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Congratulations for showing what can be done with dedication and perseverance!

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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:07 am 

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bbunge wrote:
Extremely exciting to see another Little River (even if only for a short period!) steamer hot.

To my untrained eyes, this looks like a test of the rear engine (meaning I could be wrong, but gauging from the lack of steam from the forward cylinder cocks and no apparent motion of the forward piston).

Seems like a valid way of testing... one subsystem at a time. If that is what is happening, any idea if that was a practice for mallets/articulated locomotives, especially for a logging, or short line type operation?

Cheers,

Bob


The forward crosshead does move, which it would do if the engine were moved dead as well.

You are right, it doesn't look like the forward engine is getting steam. It also looks like leaks are plentiful at the rear engine, but things like that are pretty common coming out of an overhaul, which reveals a lot of stuff that needs final tightening up.

I do wonder what where the exhaust from the rear engine is going, though.

Curious, but certainly nothing to worry about, I would assume those guys know what they're doing!

She's looking great, and I'm certain we'll see her in full bloom very soon!!


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:10 am 

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A photo from earlier in the day from Trains, Skookum has company.

https://www.facebook.com/TrainsMagazine ... =3&theater

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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:13 am 

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Very nice to see! what speed were these designed to run ? I'd guess 30mph or so max


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:57 am 

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Early in the video you can see steam coming out of the snifter valve on the low pressure cylinder. They are working steam on all four cylinders.


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 am 

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I'm not an expert on thermodynamics, but it seems to me that most of the condensation would take place in the high pressure cylinders, and that relatively drier steam would then going to the low pressure cylinders. This could explain the lack of steam coming from the front cylinder cocks.


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:10 am 

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EDM wrote:
I'm not an expert on thermodynamics, but it seems to me that most of the condensation would take place in the high pressure cylinders, and that relatively drier steam would then going to the low pressure cylinders. This could explain the lack of steam coming from the front cylinder cocks.

Don't know how right that is, but the locomotive is saturated (no superheater), so the idea that most of the condensation has occurred in the high pressure engine could be an explanation.


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm 

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Can't quite read the lettering on the tender. Someone help? Thanks.

Les

Never mind. Found it on another site; Columbia River Belt Line Railway.


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 Post subject: Re: Stretching her legs 63 years later
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:56 am 

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bbunge wrote:
To my untrained eyes, this looks like a test of the rear engine (meaning I could be wrong, but gauging from the lack of steam from the forward cylinder cocks

Ever seen cross compound air compressor start? For the first several strokes the low pressure piston does not move at all, until enough steam has worked through from the high pressure to warm the LP cylinder, and have enough expansion left to actually move the piston.

I have seen the same situation with the #110 at Black Hills Central. Starting out from the engine house, for the first several revolutions there is no steam or anything except a little water draining out of the low pressure cylinder cocks. After 50 yards or so, the water coming out of the low pressure cylinder cocks begins coming out with a fair amount of force, and after another 50 yards or so you start seeing steam at the low pressure cylinder cocks.

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