It is currently Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 833 move
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 1998 6:22 am 

just saw the pictures of 833's trip. <p>awesome piece of equipment, but can anyone tell me if moving such a large engine this way was a good idea. it's basically only supported under the cylinder casting and trailing truck. could there be enough flexing by all that suspended weight to crack the cast frame? just curious.<p>mike shirk<br>



mshirk@DELETEix.netcom.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: 833 move
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 1998 2:00 pm 

Locomotives with cast engine beds (frames) have enormous strength and rigidity in the frame- that was why they were such an improvement over the fabricated loco frames. One of the most important items to be concerned with when picking up a steam locomotive is whether or not the pedestal binders are applied (and are tight). Yes, the binders have to be removed to drop the drivers, but if a loco is going to sit on blocks without drivers for any length of time, the binders should be installed. 833 most likely had the binders in place during its lift and move.<br>



hpincus@mindspring.com


  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 6-18003, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], kbarnett, southern154, spokebender, wesp and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: