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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Craig "Red" Heun on January 12, 2014, 09:06:31 PM

Title: Steam Rules
Post by: Craig "Red" Heun on January 12, 2014, 09:06:31 PM
 
Can a new modified 850 H.P. John Deere diesel tractor make mincemeat of 1800's steam tractor rated 18 H.P?
It's all about torque and traction...  enjoy
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FLQhvruimfs


And no crash helmet or roll bars!
Title: Re: Steam Rules
Post by: Steve Smith on January 13, 2014, 02:45:44 PM
This reminded me of another pulling contest from long ago: GE bipolar electric loco vs steam locos on the Milwaukee Road, publicity stunt by GE, shown here in Bill Middleton's book When the Steam Railroads Electrified, Rev. 2nd Ed. When I was a kid one of the electric train manufacturers--forget which--offered the bipolar loco in a tinplate version and my older brother had one.

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t437/StevenSmith3/Electric%20vs%20Steam/Electrictriumphsoverbigsteam_zpsef8d3895.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Rules
Post by: Craig "Red" Heun on January 18, 2014, 08:06:13 PM
That was pretty cool thanks...but I like the one where steam wins ;D
Title: Re: Steam Rules
Post by: Jock Ellis on January 17, 2015, 01:11:07 PM
Brings tears to my eyes.
Title: Re: Steam Rules
Post by: Ira Schreiber on January 17, 2015, 02:30:56 PM
Simply shocking.
Title: Re: Steam Rules
Post by: Keith Taylor on January 17, 2015, 05:51:04 PM
This reminded me of another pulling contest from long ago: GE bipolar electric loco vs steam locos on the Milwaukee Road, publicity stunt by GE, shown here in Bill Middleton's book When the Steam Railroads Electrified, Rev. 2nd Ed. When I was a kid one of the electric train manufacturers--forget which--offered the bipolar loco in a tinplate version and my older brother had one.
Lionel had a Bi-polar numbred 381 E and Ives also made a very nice Bi-Polar both in Standard gauge (2-1/8" gauge)
Lionel also made several locomotives in both O and Standard gauges that had the basic car body style, but were in fact 0-4-0 locomotives.
Keith
Title: Re: Steam Rules
Post by: Wayne Laepple on January 17, 2015, 06:10:22 PM
We all know that steam rules, but how about a diesel drummer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDHzK3Xe7Yw