Sunday, June 16, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Here are several Shay steam engines at and leaving the Cass railway stations. Lots of smoke!
|Shay #5, #11 and #6 belching smoke as they leave Cass Station at full throttle.|
|Three Shays at the Cass Station.|
|The log training leaving the Cass Statation.|
This collection shows 'items' that make a shay steam engine go. Not everything but somethings. More to come.
What makes steam? Burning coal and it doesn't get into the firebox by itself. Back breaking shoveling by the fireman does.
There are a lot of wrist turning on any machinery and a steam engine is no different. These hang off of the cab for easy easy acees by the crew.
These knuckle couplers are what keep the whole train together. Massive iron pieces.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
|Shay #4 and #5 are receiving coal which is a daily if not twice activity.|
|Shay #11 is having is running gear steam cleaned.|
|Shay #11 is in the shop yard being clean front to back.|