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Date: 07/21/18 03:09
At The End Of A Long Day Of Steam It Is Time To Put Them Away!
Author: LoggerHogger

Here we see the afternoon ritual of steam railroading being played out.  Pacific Coast Railway narrow gauge 2-8-0 #108 has completed her work for the day and her crew is tucking her away for the night  into her stall in the roundhouse at San Luis Obispo, California.

In a few minutes her fireman will kill the fire in her firebox and chock her wheels to keep her in place.  Her crew will close all the valves in the cab to try and keep her steam pressure up for the next morning so they can light her off with no help from the house steam supply.

After she is secured for her night's slumber, the crew will say their good bys and depart for home.  They know they have only a few hours rest before they repeat this whole process in the morning.

Martin



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/18 11:39 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 07/21/18 09:27
Re: At The End Of A Long Day Of Steam It Is Time To Put Them Away
Author: PHall

It's spelled San Luis Obispo Martin. You got the p standing on it's head!



Date: 07/21/18 14:28
Re: At The End Of A Long Day Of Steam It Is Time To Put Them Away
Author: elueck

Martin, do you have any idea as to the history of the engine?  I know its a Baldwin, but I don't think that she was built as PC 108, was she?



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