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Ira Schreiber

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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 03:54:41 PM »
That is a BEAST. Good going, Rick.

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 05:19:30 PM »
And looking at your photos again, I see where the weight is. A brute for sure
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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2017, 10:06:18 PM »
[/url]Loco Cyclopedia by Rick Rowlands, on Flickr[/url]

She weighs 93,000 lbs. in working order!  When we are done it will be a few pounds lighter as there are a couple of areas where we could lighten it up some.

2015-11-14 18.32.49 by Rick Rowlands, on Flickr
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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 02:56:34 AM »
For these Porter locos, the ratio of weight on drivers to rated tractive effort was about 5.6. Generally for steam locomotives intended for road service the ratio was around 4. Sounds like the Porter locos in question were sure-footed beasts.

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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2017, 02:07:19 PM »
Youngstown Steel Heritage is hosting our annual Fall Open House on Saturday September 23, so for the occasion I decided to put the saddle tank on the locomotive to show what the finished appearance of the 58 will be.   I may bring the unfinished cab over from the "Coalburg Locomotive Works" aka my home garage and put it in place as well. 

While the tender looks extremely small compared to the locomotive, in many cases where saddle tank engines had tenders they were of a small size. 

She is going to be quite a beast when back in operation, now planned for spring of 2018. 
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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2017, 08:25:44 PM »
Rick,
The photos from the marketing sheets do not do the engine justice, pound for pound that little brute is a pocket-sized superpower machine. I wish my scheduled allowed visiting on the 23rd from NE PA, but I always look forward to updates.

I wonder what the "tale-of-the-tape" would be in comparing against her standard gauge cousins from Lima, Baldwin and Alco? I wonder what modern efficiencies could do to safely improve her as-built specs.  8)

Alex

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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2017, 11:09:14 PM »
The first group of these locomotives were built with 200 psi boiler pressure and a tractive effort of 16,700 lbs.  The second group of locos had 225 psi and a tractive effort of 20,800 lbs.  Factor of adhesion at that higher pressure 4.47. 

For a locomotive 20' long and 8' tall riding on rails two feet apart, 20,000 lbs. is phenomenal. That is why we call her "Saddletank Superpower" !
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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2017, 12:42:36 AM »
Nice photos form the open house. I can't wait to see the boiler installed on that pocket-sized brute! Looks like the Brookville is getting a lot of love and respect too!

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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 11:36:20 AM »
Thanks! I figure that I might as well post those pics here too!  Our little railroad is growing pretty quickly.
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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
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Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2017, 03:15:12 AM »
I was recently interviewed for Nick Ozorak's The Roundhouse podcast.

http://theroundhousepodcast.com/2017/11/06/youngstown-steel-heritage/
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