Reply to "What happens when traction tires fall off of a 1:1 scale locomotive"

smd4 posted:

...And yes, tires can come off the wheel centers on a steam locomotive in operation, often because the tires become overheated from excessive braking.

Which is why a good steam engineer NEVER uses the engine brake when running over the road pulling a train. 

Rich Melvin

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