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Duplex Locomotives of the PRR c1942

[font=Arial, Verdana]an old silent b&w film (at least 70 years) of an unusual locomotive built by Baldwin's and used on the Pennsylvania Rail Road from 1940. They were unusual in respect of the cylinder and wheel arrangement. They were called Duplex Locomotives, they were massive, weighing in at over 300 tons and 140 foot long. Usually, for a locomotive of this size they are articulated machines but this one used a different method by dividing the driving wheels into two pairs and having the pistons rigidly centrally mounted and by having a power stroke at each end of the piston travel it could power both sets of wheels ... fine in theory. It also tried to combat what was termed as Hammer Blow which (briefly) relates to the dynamic forces upon the track delivered through the wheels as a result of the forces generated by the reciprocating mass of the machinery which had flywhe

Added: Apr-10-2012 Occurred On: Apr-10-2012
By: thecleaner001
Tags: Duplex locomotives, wheel slip, steam engines, Pennsylvania Rail road, ,
Location: Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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