French siderodes on an old Pacific steam engine made by Fournereau in the 50's
Very best, Daniel
Siderods Saturday & Front end Friday........very cool engines....
BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL NUMBER 16 at the Railroad Museum of Long Island
The Museum acquired the ex-Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal No. 16 from New York Regional Rail (Cross Harbor Railroad) on January 31, 1999. This engine has the distinction of being the last steam engine to operate within New York City limits, operating as late as October, 1963, long after the Long Island Rail Road went off the coal standard.
The engine was built by Porter in 1923 for the Astoria Power & Light Company as their No. 5. Subsequently, the it was sold to Fleishman’s Yeast Co. in Peekskill, NY, and then to the Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. in Alabama. In 1938, it was sold to the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal Railroad (BEDT), one of the many waterfront railways along the shores of the East River and New York Harbor. The BEDT numbered it as their No. 16.
This is where the engine gained most of its notoriety, operating 8 years longer than any LIRR steamer. For this reason, many of the BEDT’s steamers have been preserved. At the time her acquisition in 1999 by the Railroad Museum of Long Island many of her parts were missing. These have since been acquired for her eventual restoration. Now sitting on steel beams, her drivers will be re-installed in conjunction with RMLI's pending Site Development Plan
Courtesy of the RMLI website
great looking engine
I'm not entirely sure just WHAT that is...but I WANT one!
that is cool, what ever it is !!
you and me both Mitch.....looks like a great project....let's see...generator from a searchlight car, steamer frame....
check these other unusual traction engines....
no side rods, but steam.....