updated 13 July 2018
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(updated 13 July 2018)
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Reports on steam modernization projects from around
the world have shown up recently.
Dr. Jos Koopmans recently designed a new exhaust
system for 4-6-0 no. 6023 King Edward II in the UK and
another for Essex Terminal 0-6-0 no. 9 in
Canada. Both these locomotives are reportedly
DLM recently commissioned an oil firing conversion to
Puffing Billy Railway 2-6-2 14A in Australia.
The oil firing system is similar to those fitted to
the new construction 0-4-2T rack engines built by DLM
predecessor SLM in the 1990's for service in
Switzerland and Austria. The Lempor exhaust
system previously fitted to 2-6-2 6A by Nigel Day was
moved to 14A as part of the conversion.
A second "austerity" class 0-6-0T, no. 19, was fitted
with a Lempor exhaust at the Scottish Railway
Preservation Society in the UK. No. 7 was
previously fitted with a Lempor a few years ago.
The performance of both locomotives is reported to be
significantly improved with the new exhaust systems.
More details on these projects are provided
For more steam news from around the world, I highly recommend:
Rob Dickinson's "International
Working Steam Locomotives"
John Craft's "Steam Central"