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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotive Booster Engines
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:27 am 

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Location: Sackets Harbor, NY
We used the 614's booster extensively when hauling full tonnage rated trains up long hard pulls 17 mile grade and Sandpatch. Other that that I only needed to booster to get the train started twice in all the trips when I was her hogger, but in those 2 cases we wouldn't have gotten under way without it.

I too will be riding Saturday's 2102 trip. I'll be in o/w coach # 4 and look forward to meeting some fellow RyPN posters.

Thanks, Ross


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotive Booster Engines
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:01 am 

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Mr. Rowland,
Thank you for the response.
How did using the booster effect steam management?


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotive Booster Engines
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:27 pm 

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It effected steam management by increasing the consumption of steam at a given speed by about 20%. As the booster would be cut out above 20mph the boiler was easily able to supply that additional amount of steam.

A booster is a very nice machine to have in your vest pocket should you get into a situation where it can make the difference of go or no go.

Ross Rowland


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