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Firing The Steam Locomotive

Author : The Reading Company
Genre : Transportation
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This 1947 operating manual includes 42 diagrams and illustrations, and is organized as follows: Safety Remember Crew Cooperation Introduction Cooperation in Firing the Locomotive Fireman’s Duties Introduction Fireman’s Duties on Arrival at Engine-House Fireman’s Duties After Assignment to Locomotive Fireman’s Duties on the Trip Fireman’s Duties at End of Trip Cab Curtains Coal Classifications Bituminous Coal Carbon and Volatile Matter Inspecting the Coal in the Tender What to Look for in the Tender What to Look for in the Firebox Combustion Coal Air Igniting Temperature Rate of Combustion Factors Affecting Good Combustion Condition of Coal, a Factor in Combustion Ashes Clinkers Suggestions for Avoiding Clinkers General Firing Information Fuel Conservation “Don’ts” How to Prepare a Fire Introduction How to Care for the Fire While the Locomotive Is on the Ready Track Fireman’s Duty in Preparing Fire How to Inspect the Fire Introduction Procedure to Be Followed for Inspecting the Fire Before the Door Is Opened: Inspect the Whole Fire Correct Bad Conditions Revealed by Inspection How to Fire Different Kinds of Coal Introduction Standard Firing Practices Standard Firing Procedure to Be Followed at All Times Suggestions for Firing Wet Coal Suggestions for Firing Clinkering Coal Suggestions for Firing High Slack (Fine Coal) Introduction Changes in Kind of Coal Improper Jet Setting Improper Supply of Coal to Firebox Cut-Off and Throttle Changes Fire Works Ahead on the Grate Slipping of the Locomotive Driving Wheels How to Correct Bad Fire Conditions Introduction How to Correct Banks in the Back of the Firebox How to Correct Banks in the Front of the Firebox How to Correct a Plugged Arch How to Correct Light Spots Under the Distributing Table (HT Stoker) How to Correct Light Spots on the Back Grates How to Correct Fire Depth—Fire Too Deep How to Correct a Clinkered Fire Suggestions on Firing to Avoid Damage to the Firebox and Tubes The Stoker General Description The Stoker Engine The Tender Conveyor Unit The Intermediate Unit The Elevator Unit The Distributing Table Operating the Stoker Grates and Their Functions Introduction Use of the Grates Care of the Grates How to Shake the Grates Introduction Procedure for Operating the Grates Operating the Grate to Remove Normal Ash Accumulation Operating the Grates When the Fire Is Thin in the Back or Has “Worked Ahead” Operating the Grates to Eliminate Banks or High Spots Operating the Grates to Remove Clinkers The Locomotive Boiler Introduction The Boiler The Firebox Syphons and Arch Tubes Flues Causes of Leaking Flues Fire Doors Staybolts The Steam Dome Safety Valves The Smoke Box Locomotive Water Systems Introduction Water Level Indicating Devices Feedwater Devices Cold Weather Precautions How to Pump a Boiler Care of Water Systems Testing the Feed Water Pump Testing the Injector Before Leaving the Terminal Pumping the Boiler While Locomotive Is Under Way Pumping of the Boiler Is Essential to Good Firing Smoke Control and Draft Control Introduction Description of the Blower Uses of the Blower When to Use the Blower Preventing Smoke When Preparing the Fire Before Starting Preventing Smoke When the Locomotive Is Under Way Always Observe These Rules The Superheater
Category: Transportation

Firing A Passion For Steam

Author : Darrell Tilcock
ISBN : LCCN:93084910
Genre : Locomotive firemen
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Category: Locomotive firemen

Locomotive Firing

Author : T. S. Reilly
ISBN : CHI:087167419
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Firing The Flying Scotsman And Other Great Locomotives

Author : Ken Issitt
ISBN : 9780752490472
Genre : History
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Remembering the romance of a bygone era, with all the dirt, grime and risks the job entailed! Fast train fireman Ken Issitt worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. The work was hard and conditions were tough but little did Ken know at the time that he was experiencing the last years of steam; he would never have imagined the romantic associations the period evokes today. Through a number of short accounts the past comes vividly to life, via short stories about train crashes, pea-soup fogs, and fires going out. From the beginning of a shift, donning overalls and making up a packing, and from shunting in the marshalling yard to flying along with an express train at 80mph, Ken Issitt describes what life on the footplate was like across the final years of steam, his tales beautifully brought to life by Chris Bates’s charming pen and ink illustrations.
Category: History

Steam Locomotive Driver S Manual

Author : Andrew Charman
ISBN : 1844259420
Genre : Transportation
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A fully up-to-date publication, heavily illustrated with both photographs and drawings, detailing the complete procedures needed to handle a steam locomotive. It is often said that steam locomotives appear to be living machines, casting a spell over spectators young and old, from lifelong steam enthusiasts to those witnessing live steam for the first time. This extensively illustrated manual provides a fascinating practical insight into the hard work, knowledge and skills required to safely drive a steam loco. The unique Haynes Manual approach, marrying the engaging text with step-by-step photographs and fascinating illustrations, puts the reader firmly on the footplate to experience the raw power and energy of a steam locomotive in action.
Category: Transportation

Monthly Bulletin

Author : International Railway Congress Association
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215958849
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Code Of Federal Regulations Of The United States Of America

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063982149
Genre : Administrative law
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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Category: Administrative law

The American Steam Locomotive In The Twentieth Century

Author : Tom Morrison
ISBN : 9781476627939
Genre : Transportation
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Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time--enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.
Category: Transportation

How A Steam Locomotive Works A New Guide

Author : Dominic Wells
ISBN : 0711038147
Genre : Steam locomotives
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Dominic Wells provides a simple explanation of how a steam locomotive works using clear descriptions and diagrams. He explains the functions of all the components used, such as cylinders, valve gears, air brakes, injectors and gauge glasses.
Category: Steam locomotives

The Steam Locomotive

Author : Ralph P. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015004535301
Genre : Diesel locomotives
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Category: Diesel locomotives

My Life On The L I R R

Author : Mark Smith
ISBN : 1492869090
Genre :
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Here is an "inside view" of what really went on in the steam locomotive days! Retired locomotive engineer Mark E. Smith, who ran steam, diesel and electric locomotives on the Long Island Railroad from 1943 to 1976, reveals glimpses of the day-to-day operation of a mainline commuter railroad in the glory days of steam! Lighthearted, easy reading chapters with photographs take the reader back in the work force of mid-century railroaders and give the kind of insights and stories that only a 90-year-old retiree could give. Mark was there, and he brings us nearly there as he relates his story in an easy cadence.


Author : Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association
ISBN : STANFORD:36105015860583
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Monthly Bulletin

Author : International Railway Congress Association
ISBN : UOM:39015024209838
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Railway Gazette

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211474239
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads