Super Steam Generator Equipped

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Super Steam Generator Equipped
Posted by Miningman on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:11 PM

Now that's a steam generator equipped Geep

8521 SG equipped (8501_8529) with water tender off steam engine 2371. Revelstoke 7/12/1975 
D.V.Johnston/Bruce Chapman Collection

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Posted by Jones1945 on Friday, February 01, 2019 3:59 AM

This is really interesting. When I still have a decent HO scale layout I always mix and match different steam engines with different tenders, but I never tired connect a water tender after the diesel! By the way, that headlight and the bell were some pieces of equipment removed from the steam engine, wasn't it? :- )

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Posted by rcdrye on Friday, February 01, 2019 6:39 AM

Did CP pipe the water from the tender like NP did with their water-baggage cars?

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Posted by NDG on Friday, February 01, 2019 7:26 AM

 

CPR Cab Forward.
 
 
Nice Catch!! 
 
Many Geeps were built this way.
 
 
 
 
 
When built the CPR Geeps had their Bell behind Pilot right front corner. In that location it would pack in with snow and be almost inaudible or not ring at all so the bells were later located up high to keep them clear and able to be heard.
 
More of a safety risk for maintenance.
 
CNR had the same problem with the bells on their A Units and later put them on the roof.
 
 
Almost the last CNR Freight C Line to run. Had Front MU ADDED, one of three to get it.
 
 
Many CNR Freight C Lines had great paint, as they spent much of their careers in storage.
 
As here, Right.
 
 
As the Dynamic Brake unit was removable and interchangeable, this CLC B Unit had a bell on it's roof. The D/B had come from another A Unit. Note the Louvres do not match.
 
 
FWIW.
 
For YEARS CN Electrics had their bells on the Roof. Then near the end the bells were located under the frames at ground level re ease of maintenance and away from Pantographs.
 
There is an above view of a CPR RS10 with it's bell on it's roof.
 
FWIW.
 
With the Geeps with the large headlight.  If the Reflector Glass was ' Yellow ' as were steam, this was a softer light reflecting back in snow and fog conditions.
 
On Roadswitchers with bell under frame. In Run 8 the Bell was not always audible on the other side or when backing with several locomotives in the Consist.
 
 
Cute.
 
 

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, February 03, 2019 2:56 AM

NDG

Thanks a lot for the informative response, NDG! 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, February 03, 2019 4:31 AM

Jones1945

Thanks a lot for the informative response, NDG!

 

You are Welcome!

 
That is what Forums are FOR!! To Inforum!!
 
As we age the knowledge WE have will be LOST! unless it is forwarded.
 
Once again, remember the Teens and the Dial Phone.
 
 
Back in the Forties there were still Exchanges where one just picked up the Receiver, NO Dial on Phone, and Operator said Number Please and made the connection, Manually. She had a DIAL for calling Dial Exchanges.
 
With a Dial you dialed ' 0 ' which gave you the Operator, and YOU said Main 2463 and she completed the call, the far Dialess phone ringing as she put the call thru.
 
Following in use after the War. With Subset, which had Ringer, etc.
 
 
 
Anyway,
 
Here is more Datas re S/Gs and such.
 
FWIW.
 
Water Tank.
 
Account A1A Rear Truck the water tanks for S/G were inside Carbody along inside walls.
 
Water filler in side sheet above Fuel Filler.
 
 
FWIW.
 
Second last RS18 Built. At MLW. June 1968.
 
 
From Here.
 
 
Altho' a Freight Unit has Saddle Tank add ons for more fuel.
 
 
This Unit has Saddle Tanks for S/G Water.
 
S/G in place 'til Scrapped.
 
 
This one does not.
 
 
 
S/G Water Tank under short hood, Filler on corner.
 
 
 
CP 8901-04 had TWO S/Gs in short hood. Fillers on corner by hand rails
 
 
 
 
 
Two Fillers, One for Water. Idler Wheels Smaller, Journals Lower.
 
 
From this site.
 
 
 
Thank You.
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Posted by NDG on Sunday, February 03, 2019 4:59 AM

 

FYI.
 
In the photo the Psgr. Torpedo Geep @ Revelstoke is moving a Gang Water Car converted from a steam locomotive Tender for refilling at the Roundhouse or Shop Track.
 
Most Terminals had a S/G Unit on the Yard to Protect the Passenger Trains in the event a S/G locomotive failed.
 
Gangs in Outfits received their water for cooking and washing by Rail on the Wayfreights, a weekly chore.
 
One of my jobs at a Remote point was refilling same w a Garden Hose. Took all weekend!!
 
Other Water Cars were old tank cars converted years before with dome removed and a platform built Specifically to be coupled behind the tender on a steam locomotive on water-poor Subdivisions.
 
 
Water Car from Tank Car. These High Running Board cars were scary when walking the train, in Motion. Hand brake wheel Horizontal, on some. Car to right is a Reefer for Ice for Gang Cook Car, the latter often a converted 12-wheel Coach or Sleeper.
 
 
 
Locomotive w Water Car, Tank Car.
 
 
 
Locomotive w Water Car. Tender.
 
 
Locomotive Tender had to be Plumbed to couple to water car.
 
 
Replacing Tire.
 
 
From this Site.
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:21 AM

NDG

An amazing multiplicity of ways to show the engine number of the front of the engines.

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:39 AM

Thanks for that NDG. Very very informative and all in one place. Terrific.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 1:18 PM

NDG

Federal, AB is the first town west of Coronation, once home to a CP branchline terminal and yard.  Many other towns in the area have Imperialistic names, like Alliance, Fleet, Veteran, Consort, Monitor, Fusilier and Major.  In later years the line became part of Central Western and saw Alberta Prairie's excursion trains headed by their 2-8-0 #41 and CN 6060.  All abandoned now. 

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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