Articulated Compound Locomotives of the American Locomotives Company
Lulu.com, Sep 1, 2008 - 43 pages
Founded in 1901 by the merger of eight manufacturers, the American Locomotive Company eventually became the second largest in the United States, behind Baldwin. ALCO built over 75,000 engines, including some of the largest ever constructed, the ¿Big Boy¿ 4-8-8-4s created for the Union Pacific. Originally published in 1908, this 40-page pamphlet is illustrated with photos and diagrams. It includes text written by C.J. Mellin, the Chief Engineer of the Richmond Works and holder of a number of patents related to the articulated compound locomotive. This innovative design spread the locomotive¿s weight across multiple driving wheels of a relatively small diameter. As a result, engines of this type could operate on short-radius curves, while still providing enormous traction power
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY articulated engine articulated locomotive Baldwin Locomotive ball joint Baltimore and Ohio boiler at front cent centre of gravity coal per loo-ton COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVE Diameter of cylinders Diameter of driving diameter of tubes draft gears Driving wheel base efﬁciency electric exhaust pipe Factor of adhesion feet and inches ﬁgured ﬁrst ﬂexibility front end front engine front system front truck gear high pressure cylinders increase intercepting valve L. P. piston leading truck Length of ﬁrebox lever live steam load low pressure cylinders Mallet articulated Mallet engine Mallet type oil cylinder operated ordinary types pounds rail rear engine rear system receiver pipe Rigid wheel base ruling grade shown in Fig sliding plate square feet steam locomotives surface in ﬁrebox surface in tubes throttle too-ton mile Total weight Tractive power type of engine Weight of L. P. Weight on driving wheel base center Width of ﬁrebox