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P2 Locomotive Company and related matters

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by class8mikado, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    I think it is part of the ACFI feed water heater, specifically the pumps.

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    Could I respectfully ask what is item 30 on the running plate, is it a dual acting feedpump? It is connected to item 31 which looks like a filter.[/QUOTE]

    It's the ACFI feedwater heater. I believe on No. 2007 the air pump is being disguised to look like the ACFI heater externally.

    Sorry Tom, you beat me to it - And edited the quote better!

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    I’m pretty certain the two air pumps will sit between the frames as per Tornado.

    Iirc It’s the steam turbo alternator(s) that were proposed to be mounted on the fireman’s side running plate, in place of the feed heater pump.


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    Thank You Steve, that would make sense, I'd forgotten the P2 is having 2 air pumps - It would be hard to disguise both of them as an ACFI heater.

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    Us spotters at Wood Green and Hornsea had no problem with the looks and proportions of the A2/2 locos, you may not like the looks of these locos, but appearance aside they served 35A and 50A well until after the advent of the diesels, and what magnificent names they sported. Although I will admit that the smoke deflectors on the A2/3 class are not the most elegant.
    According to P. N. Townend the block cement train from Cliffe to Uddingston booked for 9F haulage, but could not keep to the timings, the only loco to master the job was an A2/3, not bad for a repudedly poor class of locos.
    Incidently after discovering the midland region I found the Crab 2-6-0's highly attractive in appearance, both normal and Reidinger versions.
    At the moment there is a lot of support for a new build GWR County class 4-4-0, as a personal choice
    I find these locos misproportioned, but clearly others like them and I hope to see this loco in steam in the future.
    Beauty, eye of the beholder, etc.
     
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    Thank you for explaining what the apparatus on the O/S running plate was Tom, as I'd always felt a bit ignorant to ask myself Ironically, given what Sheff says in #2624, I'd always thought it was probably some kind of turbo-generator, so fancy that!:)
     
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