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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #435 on: May 03, 2007, 09:14:37 PM »
Steamers are great, just so expensive to run and maintain.  So many man hours in labor to keep them in top shape and safe too.  And some of the new diesel's are getting up there with close to 6,000 horses each.  The biggest being the EMD DDA40X at 6,660 horses (the most powerful diesel engine ever made). 


However the Q2 of the PR&R still holds the record with 7,987HP and over 110,000 TE.


The Spirit of Washington every now and then runs a steam, and every year the Tacoma Rail line runs a few expeditions up to Mt. Rainier, runs about 50 bucks a ride, but soooooooo worth it.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #436 on: May 04, 2007, 02:11:32 AM »
The Union Pacific "Big boy" was an articulated 4-8-8-4 with a TE of 135,000 lbs--Believe there is one in Sacramento museum----wieghs over 500,000 lbs ::eek::

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #437 on: May 04, 2007, 02:54:21 AM »
Trying to get us back on the subject of Airplanes and helicopters (even though my Grand Dad was an engineer for the Central VT Railroad back in the steam days)

Some old shots laying about my hard drive:

DHART 1 My local medivac Helicopter



Warren Sugarbush airport in Warren VT on a beautiful Autumn day.



Another shot of a TBM 700 at Warren



And the results of a successful off airport landing after an engine failure.... A tow back to the airport



The pilot of the Cessna 182 RG lost oil pressure while in the clouds, turned back to the airport as the engine seized. broke out at about 500 feet over the interstate, landed on the highway and coasted to a stop in the Crossover/U-turn. the big traffic tie up was the police escort for the tow back to the airport (15 miles)

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #438 on: May 04, 2007, 07:48:02 AM »
Steamers are great, just so expensive to run and maintain.  So many man hours in labor to keep them in top shape and safe too.  And some of the new diesel's are getting up there with close to 6,000 horses each.  The biggest being the EMD DDA40X at 6,660 horses (the most powerful diesel engine ever made). 



I think you need to be more specific and specify it as the most powerful diesel locomotive engine ever made...   ;)



http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/

The 14 cylinder version of the Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C boasts the following:
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Total engine weight: 2300 tons  (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)
 Length: 89 feet
 Height: 44 feet
 Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm 
 Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm 





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   The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98".  Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower.  Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.

These are ship engines, of course.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%A4rtsil%C3%A4-Sulzer_RTA96-C


The other two links you'll be led two if you read the first one...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_M%C3%A6rsk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_Nevis
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #439 on: May 04, 2007, 02:11:59 PM »
We do also have a small 95 or so year old loco in perfect shape, running small sight-seeing tour on narrow railroad

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #440 on: May 04, 2007, 04:26:36 PM »
The Union Pacific "Big boy" was an articulated 4-8-8-4 with a TE of 135,000 lbs--Believe there is one in Sacramento museum----weighs over 500,000 lbs ::eek::

I've been next to her down there.  Big one for sure.  The numbers I pulled off were only for non articulated.  If you want to go with some really big ones, articulated is the way to go.  The Jawn Henry is about 180,000FE.

And sorry, Diesel Electric Locomotive.  I saw the crank on that engine and was like  ::thinking:: ::thinking:: what the hell is that from? 
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #441 on: May 04, 2007, 04:31:20 PM »
Brian: beautiful pictures |:)\ I especially love the view and colours on the second one :)

Bara: I think I've seen bigger engines than that, at least in terms of piston-size, can that be true? Maybe it's the angle that's playing tricks on me.

Btw, I'm amazed that steam-engines can have more power than a modern train, but maybe it's torque vs power due to the differences in the engine-construction? The TGV can do 300+ mph and it's fully electric via overhead lines but of course that's a passenger-train with a very aerodynamic shape.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #442 on: May 04, 2007, 08:26:22 PM »
I think we need to design an aircraft around one of those ship engines.  I'm thinking a single engine prop job bigger than a 747.   ::silly::  ::loony::  ::)

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #443 on: May 04, 2007, 09:01:04 PM »
Not to go to off-topic but after the above post then I just have to tell this one. In Le Mans racing Audi and Peugeot are using diesel-engines now, and of course on supercars.net, the home of people to give car-enthusiasts a bad reputation, someone of course posted a forum-thread about one of the new diesel-racers and said that the engine-performance was nothing and that a 6-cylinder Caterpillar diesel could easily match that power output and that such an engine in a US Panoz racer would wip Audi and Peugeot on the racetrack with their totally costum-made state-of-the-art V12 race-diesel-engines. Of course, that Cat engine is from/for a truck so both the weight and size would be more than a whole racecar but he never thought that far ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::

I wonder if I don't have a nice photo from the past couple of years I can post, I'll take a look in the archives. I may have packed down the slides and paper-pictures but I've had a digital camera for 3 years now, I gotta have something worth posting.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #444 on: May 05, 2007, 01:07:50 AM »
Hey gang

Here's a website on the type of train engine that I posted eariler. It says that the locomotive is located in Bayview park here in Sarnia. It is not, the train is located in Cenntenial Park in Sarnia. Small potatoes I know, but they should get the facts right! ::complaining:

Enjoy ::wave:: ::wave::

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #445 on: May 05, 2007, 03:57:42 AM »
Hey gang

Here's a website on the type of train engine that I posted eariler. It says that the locomotive is located in Bayview park here in Sarnia. It is not, the train is located in Cenntenial Park in Sarnia. Small potatoes I know, but they should get the facts right! ::complaining:

Enjoy ::wave:: ::wave::

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/mountain/cnr.shtml

That's actually the site where I was getting all the HP and FE numbers off of.  A lot of good information on there.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #446 on: May 05, 2007, 04:28:04 AM »
At Pioneer park here in Fairbanks they restored the original narrow guage Alaskan Railroad coal fired engine #1 and use it to pull the tour cars around the park on certain occasions.  The rest of the time it's in the Railroad museum there.  I'll have to get some photos this summer.

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Is this the one?

http://www.fairnet.org/agencies/tvrr/tvrr.html
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #447 on: May 05, 2007, 04:34:53 AM »
Brian, Love the RG picture, also the pretty fall day in Warren!  My sister lives maybe a mile from that airport!  It's so pretty.

Here's the airport we worked out of today:


 
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #448 on: May 05, 2007, 04:36:45 AM »
Brian, Love the RG picture, also the pretty fall day in Warren!  My sister lives maybe a mile from that airport!  It's so pretty.

Here's the airport we worked out of today:

Awsome pics Soccermom! Beautiful countryside ::wave:: ::wave:: ::wave::
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« Reply #449 on: May 05, 2007, 04:50:12 AM »
Glad you like them Gil! 

I enjoyed the steam engines..  my father worked on them for many years.  He had some cool stories...  how to adjust the fire to get the max performance, etc., and timing the heavy fuelings to minimize smoking out the small towns they went through...   He said it took 6 tons of coal to get to their destination, and 6 tons back...  needless to say, trying to get out of manual labor at our house wasn't ever an option...  I have one book of his from those days long gone -- the "First, Second and Final Year's EXAMINATIONS for Firemen and Engineers".  It has about 600 test questions, and the answers.  The date is 1929.  I treasure it!   ::angel::

Back to pictures...  here is the airport we worked out of yesterday...  oh, and we did get snowed out today after 4 loads, and had to give up.  It was pretty cold for the poor spotter in the open door!!!   

 
   
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