by Emmett Smith
The Watercress Line official website…
…has some very good, very detailed and illustrated sections on actual steam locomotive boiler operation and maintenance:
These pictures are worth the many words that go with them:
This English heritage steam railway line, in Hants, is operated by volunteers to enable steam engines to haul trains on the long, steep gradients of the Hampshire countryside.
And, as a comprehensive and detailed source of technical detail in one site, it is among the best “how to” ones I’ve found yet!
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