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I got a Question I've been meaning to ask.....Its T1 Duplex related......

Where is the Blowndown exhaust and or mufflers located??? 

Does it blow behind the cab under the tender?? or Does it shoot out the sides by the Cab/Ash Pan??

I've emailed the T1 Trust and they never got back to me. I just need a general location.

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@Ted S posted:

. . . if you get in touch with them, I'm pretty sure they could tell you anything you need to know.

In his original post, Bruk says that he did, and, although they certainly could, they didn't, which is why he began this thread.  

A second attempt couldn't hurt, but, the first non-reply might signal the general correspondence policy of the organization.

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@Big Jim posted:

The N&W routed their blow down/sludge remover under the engine cab just as shown in the video. I suppose the PRR did the same on the T1

Every locomotive that I have seen, in either real life, or in photos, that is equipped with the Wilson system, has the "sludge" discharge chute located under the Engineer's cab, down low, so as to discharge the "sludge" onto the right-of-way, but also located so that the Engineer can see the condition of the "sludge" be discharged. The actual circular separator "turbine" device is located on top of the boiler/firebox area, and exhausts the steam vertically to atmosphere. Thus, when either the Engineer or the Fireman is using the "sludge remover", there is a big vertical steam discharge from just forward of the cab (turret area), and hot steaming "sludge" water discharged under the right side of the cab, on to the right-of-way.

@smd4 posted:

Hot, would the Wilson separator be responsible for the massive amount of scale on the skyline casing and boiler near the cab in many of those videos? In one video, it looks like the cab roof is covered in scale!

Yes, that is one of the characteristics of a locomotive equipped with the Wilson system. Union Pacific steam locomotives are a prime example, as they had such "bad water" across the state of Nebraska, and the 800s, 3900s, and 9000s were pretty well covered with mineral deposits from the saturated steam exhausting from the circular separator of the Wilson system. Not being a SPF, I'm not that familiar with how many classes of steam locomotives the PRR had equipped with the Wilson system.  

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