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Mike the Choochoo Nix

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Benjamin Richards

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Re: Unique steam locomotive built in India
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2022, 09:03:45 AM »
Must be a Swiss design. I saw the word "Winterthur" pop up at one point. It also has the same look about it as that Swiss outfit with the rotary plow in the video that was posted a few weeks back.

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Re: Unique steam locomotive built in India
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2022, 07:09:54 PM »
Very interesting. I noticed that none of the workers appeared to use any personal safety equipment. No hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, etc. At least they are not wearing sandals!

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Re: Unique steam locomotive built in India
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2022, 12:12:32 PM »
I like the press-fit bolting! Wouldn't want to be the guy holding the tool for the sledge man! Quite an impressive machine!

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Re: Unique steam locomotive built in India
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2022, 01:10:13 PM »
These Class X engines are the steam power on the meter gauge Nilgiri Mountain Railway. They are Swiss Loco & Machine Works designed, but there have been several built at Indian Railway’s Golden Rock Workshop in Tamil Nadu. The first Indian-built ones were in the 2010s. These 2 began in 2020.
Pretty fascinating 4 cylinder design. HP cylinders power the adhesion loco, LP cylinders power the rack loco, utilizing and Abt design rack.

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Re: Unique steam locomotive built in India
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2022, 07:28:18 PM »
That locomotive has a lot of cylinders on it.  I think I counted 10.