Cab video from 3830 climbing to Robertson with 3801

 
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

If you enjoyed the pacing video of the 38s climbing to Dombarton you may be interested in what the experience from the cab of 3830 is like as it works from Unanderra to Robertson with 3801. The link is:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xATwWFOnDQY

BW

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  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Probably the best office in the world.

Sounds, smells and sights. Memories of a misspent youth.

Thanks bw.
  Sidewinder Locomotive Fireman

Great video! Thanks for sharing!!
  Groover Train Controller

Location: A long way from home
What a fascinating video.  Given the new track standards in place since the days of steam, what's the ride like compared to say the 60's.  It looks smooth on the video.  How would steam crews rate the ride today compared to then?  I know it has to be better but "unbelieveable", 'unreal", or " a bit better".  I would especially like to know for the 32 class.
  R 761 Chief Commissioner

Location: In A House At My Computer
I watch it this morning and I think that was a great video. It was also nice to see the crew takeing turns of driveing 3830
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Interesting to note that whoever was firing didn't fire the front of the box. The engine was obviously steaming hard enough to pull the fire forward.
  mynameismike Deputy Commissioner

Location: /dev/adelaide/magill
Interesting to note that whoever was firing didn't fire the front of the box. The engine was obviously steaming hard enough to pull the fire forward.
"Valvegear"


I think they were doing a plenty good enough job tho, considering that the safety's lift one more than one occasion.

Edit: at arround 8 minutes, you can see coal being pulled forward.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I certainly wasn't criticising the firing, just making an observation about firing technique.
Believe it or not, I learnt this on a PBR NA of all things. We were 8 minutes late out of Belgrave on a down Lakeside, with 14A hauling 10 vehicles crammed with passengers. The driver, one of the great ex VR characters ( no names, but his initials are Lyn Helsby ), announced to me that we were going to "get over the bridge, warm her up, and make up the time."
As he started to steam hard up the grade, he called to me, "Don't fire the front of the box, I'll pull the fire forward." He did just that and we made up 7 of the 8 minutes to be down 1 at Menzies Creek.
Having digressed enormously, I will now shove off !
  Tuscan Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney, NSW
@mynameismike, just clearing up. Valvegear is talking about shovelling into just the mouth of the firebox and letting the draught suck the coal down, not about pulling coal forward in the tender.
  mynameismike Deputy Commissioner

Location: /dev/adelaide/magill
I certainly wasn't criticising the firing, just making an observation about firing technique.
Believe it or not, I learnt this on a PBR NA of all things. We were 8 minutes late out of Belgrave on a down Lakeside, with 14A hauling 10 vehicles crammed with passengers. The driver, one of the great ex VR characters ( no names, but his initials are Lyn Helsby ), announced to me that we were going to "get over the bridge, warm her up, and make up the time."
As he started to steam hard up the grade, he called to me, "Don't fire the front of the box, I'll pull the fire forward." He did just that and we made up 7 of the 8 minutes to be down 1 at Menzies Creek.
Having digressed enormously, I will now shove off !
"Valvegear"


I didn't think that you were criticising the firing.  I was just commenting that i was impressed with it.
  dkaarma Chief Train Controller

I never realised how bad the guys on the footplate cop it whenever she goes into a tunnel!

And everyone thinks steam trains are glamorous!
  3801_95 Junior Train Controller

This video just made me laugh with glee. As i'm late teens i can only dream of driving the brilliant loco's, of which i can't wait to see another double header 38 soon. I'll stick to my C17's. Thanks for sharing

M

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