- Hi all:
"Tanks above the boiler"is the name of a new photo album with
pictures of what seems to be a very common practice in Java. The
pictures come from the book SWEET STEAM and there are many more alike.
But Uruguay and Indonesia aren't the only countries where
this practice was used. I can't recall if it was the Denver and Rio
Grande & Southern of the Colorado & Sothern 3'gauge line in the U.S.
but I remember at least one loco -probably a 2-8-0 Consolidation-
carrying also such a drum above the boiler, with it axle perpendicular
to the boiler's. Having a huge tender behind, the loco must be
carrying sand in the drum. I don't know.
I will post a couple more tomorrow. (Sorry, I am really tired
and tomorrow I'm going to walk 12km across the dunes in good company,
so I must be fit for it, thus I'm going to bed now.)
- Daniel Osvaldo Caso wrote:
> "Tanks above the boiler"is the name of a new photo album withThese tanks contained fuel oil, which was used to fire the loco when the
> pictures of what seems to be a very common practice in Java. The
> pictures come from the book SWEET STEAM and there are many more alike.
usual Bagasse fuel was not available or to give extra "punch" to the
fire when working hard.
Brian Rumary, England