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1901 Steam Locomotive car @ Blaine, USA
During my visit to Blaine today, I saw this 1901 steam Locomotive car on "Show and Shine" display at the Harbor bay and thought I would share it in the forum, I did speak to the owner (in fact, gave a hand to push the car in to a tow car) and got some details;
1. This is a 1901 manufactured steam car and has issues with the steam boiler, so they decided it is unsafe to run the car and is currently inoperable. They are planning to replace the boiler and see if they can get it running
2. The previous owner had a propane tank attached to it to run the "2 cylinder" engine which is connected to the rear axle through chain. This is a RWD car.
3. The wood on this car can catch fire and they are planning to coat with fire resistant paint or probably change it to fire resistant wood, not sure though.
4. Has a single handle that doubles as the steering rod and the accelerator
5. Water level indicator on the side and looks like it should always be at the red mark, they had a rear view glass to see the water level
6. A Brake and steam pressure indicator in the "cabin"
I never saw this before and thought of sharing it with the members.
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