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Duplex Locomotive
A DUPLEX LOCOMOTIVE is a steam locomotive that divides the driving force on its wheels by using two pairs of cylinders rigidly mounted to a single locomotive frame ; it is not an articulated locomotive . The concept was first used in France in 1863, but was particularly developed in the early 1930s by the Baldwin Locomotive Works
Baldwin Locomotive Works
, the largest commercial builder of steam locomotives in North America
North America
, under the supervision of its then chief engineer, Ralph P. Johnson . Prior to this, the term duplex locomotive was sometimes applied to articulated locomotives in general. CONTENTS * 1 Drawbacks of the 2-cylinder locomotive * 2 The duplex solution * 3 Baltimore and Ohio class N-1 #5600 George H
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Union Pacific Challenger
The UNION PACIFIC CHALLENGERS were a type of simple articulated 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive built by American Locomotive Company for the Union Pacific Railroad . 105 of these locomotives were built between 1936 and 1943. The Challengers were nearly 122 ft (37 m) long and weighed 314 tons (284,800 kg). They operated over most of the Union Pacific system, primarily in freight service, but a few were assigned to passenger trains operating through mountain territory to California and Oregon. The locomotives were built specifically for Union Pacific and much of the experience gained later went into the design of the "Big Boy ". The name "Challenger" was given to steam locomotives with a 4-6-6-4 wheel arrangement. This means that they have four wheels in the leading pilot truck, which helps guide the locomotive into curves, two sets of six driving wheels, and finally four trailing wheels, which support the rear of the engine and its massive firebox
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Wheelbase
In both road and rail vehicles , the WHEELBASE is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels. For road vehicles with more than two axles (e.g. some trucks), the wheelbase is defined as the distance between the steering (front) axle and the centerpoint of the driving axle group. In the case of a tri-axle truck, the wheelbase would be the distance between the steering axle and a point midway between the two rear axles. Wheelbase
Wheelbase
(measured between rotational centers of wheels) CONTENTS* 1 Vehicles * 1.1 Varying wheelbases within nameplate * 1.2 Bikes * 1.3 Skateboards * 2 Rail * 3 See also * 4 References VEHICLESThe WHEELBASE of a vehicle equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. At equilibrium, the total torque of the forces acting on a vehicle is zero
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American Locomotive Company
The AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY, often shortened to ALCO, ALCO or ALCO, designed, built and sold steam locomotives , diesel-electric locomotives , diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings, high quality steel, armed tanks and automobiles and produced nuclear energy. The American Locomotive
Locomotive
Company was formed in 1901 by the merger of Schenectady Locomotive
Locomotive
Engine Manufactory of Schenectady, New York with seven smaller locomotive manufacturers. The American Locomotive
Locomotive
Automobile
Automobile
Company subsidiary designed and manufactured automobiles under the Alco brand from 1905-1913 and produced nuclear energy from 1954-1962. The company changed its name to Alco Products, Incorporated in 1955. In 1964 the Worthington Corporation acquired the company. The company ceased trading in 1969
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Chemin De Fer Du Nord
The CHEMINS DE FER DU NORD (French : Compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord or CF du Nord), (English: Northern Railway Company) often referred to simply as the Nord company, was a rail transport company created in September 1845, in Paris
Paris
, France
France

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Tank Locomotive
A TANK LOCOMOTIVE or TANK ENGINE is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks , instead of a more traditional tender . A tank engine may also have a bunker (or oil tank) to hold fuel. There are several different types of tank locomotive, distinguished by the position and style of the water tanks and fuel bunkers. The most common type has tanks mounted either side of the boiler. This type originated about 1840 and quickly became popular for industrial tasks, and later for shunting and shorter distance main line duties. Tank locomotives have advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional tender locomotives
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Jules Petiet
JULES PETIET (5 August 1813 – 29 January 1871) was a French mechanical engineer who worked on the early development of the French railway network. He was the Chief Engineer of the Chemins de Fer du Nord from 1845, and became a locomotive engineer from 1848. From 1868 until his death, he was head of the prestigious engineering school École Centrale Paris , of which he was also a graduate. Petiet's name is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel tower . A street in Paris, rue Petiet (at Épinettes , 17th district) is named in his honour. LOCOMOTIVES Petiet's Duplex 0-6-6-0T Petiet expanded the fleet of Nord locomotives from 187 at his appointment in 1848 to 841 at his death in 1871. One of Petiet's “Camels” – Crampton-inspired tank locomotive He designed a class of 0-8-0T locomotives known as Fortes Rampes; and built 20 even bigger 0-6-6-0 tank engines. Looking like a pair of 0-6-0s back-to-back, they had a long-rigid chassis
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Baltimore And Ohio Railroad
The BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD (reporting marks B"> At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland
Maryland
with an original line from the port of Baltimore
Baltimore
west to Sandy Hook . At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia
Virginia
(now West Virginia
Virginia
) over the Potomac River , adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland
Maryland
to reach Cumberland . From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Diesel Locomotive
A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine . Several types of diesel locomotive have been developed, differing mainly in the means by which mechanical power is conveyed to the driving wheels (drivers). The InterCity 125 , the current confirmed record holder as the fastest diesel-powered train at 148 mph (238 km/h); is made up of two power cars , one at each end of a fixed formation of carriages; capable of 125 mph (201 km/h) in regular service. Twin-section diesel locomotive 2M62M-1198 (rebuilt with CAT engines), near Kyviškės, Lithuania
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Union Station (Chicago)
CHICAGO UNION STATION is a major railroad station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
, replacing an earlier station built in 1881. It is the only remaining intercity rail terminal in Chicago, as well as being the city's primary terminal for commuter trains . The station stands on the west side of the Chicago River
Chicago River
between West Adams Street and West Jackson Boulevard, just outside the Chicago Loop
Chicago Loop
. Including approach and storage tracks, it is about nine and a half city blocks in size. Its facilities are mostly underground, buried beneath streets and skyscrapers. Chicago
Chicago
Union Station is the third-busiest rail terminal in the United States, after Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal
and Penn Station in New York City . It is Amtrak's overall fourth-busiest station
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Crestline, Ohio
CRESTLINE is a village in Crawford and Richland Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio . The population was 4,630 at the 2010 census . It is the third largest municipality in Crawford County. The Crawford County portion of Crestline is part of the Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area , while the small portion of the village that extends into Richland County is considered part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 3.1 2010 census * 3.2 2000 census * 4 Government * 5 Abraham Lincoln\'s Funeral Train * 6 Notable people * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYFirst came the railroad, and then came the town. It all started in 1850 when a route was needed between Shelby and Galion, a distance of 13 miles, by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati railroad, or the "Bee Line" as it was known then
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1939 New York World's Fair
The 1939–40 NEW YORK WORLD\'S FAIR, which covered the 1,216 acres (492 ha) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
(also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World\'s Fair ), was the second most expansive American world\'s fair of all time , exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons
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Firebox (steam Engine)
In a steam engine , the FIREBOX is the area where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler . Most are somewhat box-shaped, hence the name. The hot gases generated in the firebox are pulled through a rack of tubes running through the firebox boiler. CONTENTS* 1 Steam locomotive
Steam locomotive
fire tube firebox * 1.1 Brick arch * 1.2 Firetubes * 1.3 Sheets and stays * 1.4 Belpaire firebox * 1.5 Wootten firebox * 1.6 Combustion chamber
Combustion chamber
* 1.7 Fireman\'s duties * 1.8 Gallery * 2 Road locomotive firebox * 3 Stationary boiler firebox * 4 Marine boiler firebox * 5 See also * 6 References STEAM LOCOMOTIVE FIRE TUBE FIREBOX Diagramatic section through an earlier steam locomotive boiler and firebox to the right. Note the boiler is not fitted with a superheater
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Walschaerts Valve Gear
The WALSCHAERTS VALVE GEAR is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in steam engines . The gear is sometimes named without the final "s", since it was incorrectly patented under that name. It was extensively used in steam locomotives from the late 19th century until the end of the steam era. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Purpose * 3 Motion * 4 Technical details * 4.1 Inside and outside admission valves * 4.2 Layout * 5 Variants * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Bibliography * 9 External links HISTORY Swindon Marlborough which resulted in it being adopted in some articulated locomotives . The first locomotive fitted with the Walschaerts valve gear
Walschaerts valve gear
was built at the Belgian Tubize workshops, and was awarded a gold medal at the 1873 Universal Exhibition in Vienna
Vienna

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Altoona Works
ALTOONA WORKS (also known as ALTOONA TERMINAL) is a large railroad industrial complex in Altoona, Pennsylvania . It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) to supply the railroad with locomotives , railroad cars and related equipment. For many years it was the largest railroad shop complex in the world. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Current facilities * 3 Major facilities (1920s) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYIn 1849, PRR officials developed plans to construct a repair facility at a town newly established for this purpose, Altoona . Construction was started in 1850, and soon a long building was completed in the 12th Street area that housed a machine shop , woodworking shop, blacksmith shop, locomotive repair shop and foundry . This facility was later torn down to make room for continuing expansion. Many additional buildings and facilities were added to the complex up until 1925
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PRR J1
The PRR J1 was a class of 2-10-4 or "Texas" type steam locomotives with 69 in (180 cm) driving wheels built between 1943 and 1944. The J1 had over 95,000 pounds-force (422.6 kN) of tractive effort , plus an additional 15,000 lbf (66.7 kN) if the booster engine was used. FEATURESAs with many of the Pennsylvania Railroad's steam locomotives, the J1 had its headlight above the smokebox . Like the M1 the J1 had a keystone numberplate, unlike the round numberplates seen on the rest of the PRR's freight steam locomotives. They were also equipped with Baker valve gear instead of Walschaerts valve gear which was more common on the PRR. Additionally, they had radial-stay fireboxes instead of the Belpaire fireboxes seen on nearly all of the Pennsylvania Railroad's steam locomotives. Mechanically, these locomotives were identical to the C&O's T-1 class 2-10-4s
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