(Canada Steamship Lines)
This strange looking locomotive was converted from a steam
0-4-0T dinky into a diesel dinky. The internal combustion engine was
placed over the rear axle and its cooling rads faced aft. It sat on
that visible framework which was anchored onto the loco sideframes.
The transmission was at the mid point and there was a chain drive that
went down to connect with the old axles. You can see the chain in the
rear view. The original cylinders were left intact to provide weight
to counterbalance the motor. The saddle tank was divided into 2 parts.
The front part contained the diesel fuel (and you can see where it has
seeped through cracks at the edges). It also housed the air cylinders.
The rear half was reduced to a shell which just served as a cover for
the engine. The cab was now elevated to a central 'pulpit'. There you
have it; a camelback diesel.
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