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Old 05-07-2013, 10:48 AM
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Brian was talking about not being able to find pictures of sandboxes or hoppers and I was just reading about Locomotive design when I came across a very interesting tidbit. Classic Locomotive design really started in the 1850's with a man named William Mason. Mason had made his wealth by designing and manufacturing textile machinery. As you could imagine machines that produce and operate around cloth don't have any sharp or rough points on them. Mason developed a eye for smoothing out things. When he decided to get into the emerging train world he wanted to make his engines as clean and beautiful as possible. He drew a lot of his design clue from classic shapes and designs such as Doric, classical Tuscan, and Greek revival. Clean lines and beautiful functionality were his goals. The guy built rolling pieces of artwork, such as the Locomotive that Brian showed us from the California State Train Museum in Sacramento. Old #12, "The Sonoma." Getting back to the sandbox that we couldn't see. Mason thought they ruined the look of his locomotives did the standard way of locating the drive cylinders. Before they were mostly located at the front of the engine in a "V" configuration. Mason developed the horizontal drive cylinder because it looked better. Sand boxes, I didn't forget them, if you look at the dome on top of the boiler that has the #12 on it, that is the sandbox. Form and functionality.
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God yes they are art, what beauty. I love the trucks of that time too where they got artsy and aerodynamic.

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Brian was talking about not being able to find pictures of sandboxes or hoppers and I was just reading about Locomotive design when I came across a very interesting tidbit. Classic Locomotive design really started in the 1850's with a man named William Mason. Mason had made his wealth by designing and manufacturing textile machinery. As you could imagine machines that produce and operate around cloth don't have any sharp or rough points on them. Mason developed a eye for smoothing out things. When he decided to get into the emerging train world he wanted to make his engines as clean and beautiful as possible. He drew a lot of his design clue from classic shapes and designs such as Doric, classical Tuscan, and Greek revival. Clean lines and beautiful functionality were his goals. The guy built rolling pieces of artwork, such as the Locomotive that Brian showed us from the California State Train Museum in Sacramento. Old #12, "The Sonoma." Getting back to the sandbox that we couldn't see. Mason thought they ruined the look of his locomotives did the standard way of locating the drive cylinders. Before they were mostly located at the front of the engine in a "V" configuration. Mason developed the horizontal drive cylinder because it looked better. Sand boxes, I didn't forget them, if you look at the dome on top of the boiler that has the #12 on it, that is the sandbox. Form and functionality.
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LOL! that's why I couldn't find them, I was looking for function over form! LOLOL

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They are often called "Sand DOMES" and were put on top of the boiler to keep the sand from freezing up in winters. Also made it easier to refill them at the roundhouse/depot
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They are often called "Sand DOMES" and were put on top of the boiler to keep the sand from freezing up in winters. Also made it easier to refill them at the roundhouse/depot
Ahhhhhh, interesting. The ones I saw that day that I talked to my neighbor about were big canisters on each side of the front of the engine. Something like 30 gallon barrels with funnels at the bottom with the hose coming off the funnel. Not so crude as that kinda in that shape.

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go to squamish bc and see the Roal hudson,it is awsome and readey to go.I grewup in alogging camp on vancouver island,they had 2 shays (90tons) and 1 climax. these wher gear driven all wheels had power.Also the co had a large shop wher they rebuilt several shays for other operations. we went to school in as speeder held 30 peaople was powered bu a t120 chrysler,looked like a kaboose,the operator sat up in the rased part.interesting time
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