Running a Steam Locomotive Vol. 3: Freight Locomotive Operation

Enjoy this very close look at the work of the engine crews of three very different freight locomotives, and the evolution of the steam motive power from the turn of the century to the end of the era of steam. Begin on Shay #1 of the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge. Rare logging footage introduces this little work horse, with its archaic "soak" boiler, hydrostatic lubrication, using tallow as steam cylinder oil, and "steam jam" brakes. Watch as this engine powers up the 8 1/2% grade of Bear Mountain. Next is Mikado #19, hauling freight on the Yreka Western line for the first time in 35 years. See the lighting of the fire, and learn the brakeman's signals. And much, much more!

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