Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Night Steam

All aboard for a wonderful video filled with steam, whistles and snow!

Canadian National 3254

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Canadian National 3254
Steamtown NHS Train.JPG
CN 3254 With a tour train at Steamtown
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Canadian Locomotive Company
Serial number 1463
Build date 1917
Configuration 2-8-2
UIC class 1′D1′ h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 63 in (1,600 mm)
Adhesive weight 209,970 lb (95.2 tonnes)
Loco weight 277,550 lb (125.9 tonnes)
Tender weight 167,250 lb (75.9 tonnes)
Total weight 444,800 lb (201.8 tonnes)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 12 long tons (12 t)
Water cap 7,500 imp gal (34,000 l; 9,000 US gal)
Boiler pressure 180 lbf/in2 (1.24 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 27 in × 30 in (686 mm × 762 mm)
Loco brake 26L
Performance figures
Tractive effort 53,115 lbf (236.27 kN)
Factor of adh. 3.95
Operators Canadian Government Railways,
Canadian National Railway,
Gettysburg and Northern Railroad
Class S-1-b
Numbers CGR 2854,
CN 3254
Retired 1958
Current owner Steamtown National Historic Site

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  1. S & S,
    Steam and Snow

  2. We used to live across the road from the Lacawanna tracks (the route of Phoebe Snow,) and The 4:30 PM train whistle was my signal to get down off the mountain and home in time for supper. From the top of the mountain I could see about 15 miles of track along the Chemung River Valley. The whistles were all slightly different.
    Thanks CM, wonderful memories.

    1. Used to play in the 'Lacky-wanna' rail yard when we were kids - Oh, what great times until they threw us out! Also remember picking up coal along the tracks.

  3. Well, technically snow is kinda frozen steam. And as Terry and you said, wonderful and magical! If I remember right, my wife and I had a ride behind that engine on a Steamtown visit a few years ago.

    1. That must have been a wonderful trip, John! Maybe this summer Hubby and I can make it out there!