Location 1201 Photo

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Tue Oct 24 10:44:51 EDT 2017

Good afternoon from the UK,


Thanks for the information. I had never noticed these items before despite having been alongside 1218. The locos were miracles of design. It is interesting to speculate what might have followed them had steam continued in operation. This might be a launch point for a lot of correspondence and slaving over drawing boards/computer screens.




Phil Mortimer


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These were headers on each side getting steam from the jointed piping just aft.  The headers on each side were connected by a pressure equalization pipe from which pipes to the cylinders on each side were connected.  None of the N&W articulateds had “flexible” piping, meaning that the piping itself flexed.  They were all jointed.




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On 10/23/2017 2:09 PM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List wrote:

Good evening from the UK.


What are the cylindrical items located above the main cylinders on the locomotive. They appear to be something linked to the steam or exhaust pipework.




Phil Mortimer


    It is the ball joint housing for the front engine.
Jimmy Lisle



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