The most bizarre engines ever?

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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby JohnN » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:24 pm

I was going to ask why it wasn't a 4-2-4. :oops: Thankfully I had a second closer look. :lol:

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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby Mike Parkes » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:23 am

JohnN wrote:I can't find it on the web but in The History of Waterloo Station by John Fareham there is a picture from 1922 of an LSWR tank with a short coach grafted onto where the tender box should be. :shock:

Not that bizarre at the time, steam railmotors were the "in thing" for a while and many were built in that form rather than having the loco part encased within the coach body
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_steam_railcars

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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby b308 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:43 am

Ah yes, the L&Y ones, one known as the "Altcar Bob" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altcar_Bob ran on a line near us... That LSWR one was an Inspection car I think, rather than a normal service railcar?

I think you are right, Mike, what may seem bizarre to us wasn't to the people at the time, the overhead propeller powered one up in Glasgow, for instance, was considered futuristic at the time!

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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby luckymucklebackit » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:43 am

Not a unique design it would appear

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Steam engine of Patiala State Monorail in Delhi National Railway Museum on April 1st 2007. Made by: Orenstein & Koppel of Berlin, Germany, 1907
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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:03 am

Steam Punk stabilisers :D
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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby glencairn » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:51 pm

German engineering eh! Vorsprung Dutch Technik!

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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby rogue » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:52 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Steam Punk stabilisers :D


That really made me LOL!


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Re: The most bizarre engines ever?

Postby bike2steam » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:44 am

b308 wrote: That LSWR one was an Inspection car I think, rather than a normal service railcar?


Indeed, you're right, the carriage portion ( Drummond's Inspection saloon) still exists, now stored under cover in the back garden of the 'registered office' here;-
http://drummondlocomotives.co.uk/,
that backs on to the Swanage Railway.


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