Wanting the locomotive to create an impression with the general public and in strict contravention of sar policies, wardale painted his locomotive buffer beam red. Main products were the locomotive magazine and a substantial quantity of books, pamphlets and illustrated material, notably the f. The red devil is the iconic nickname that was given to sar class 25nc no 3450 after david wardale rebuilt it to become the sole member of class 26 in 1981. A detailed enginemans handbook by the south african railway. South africas red devil rooinek describes extensive modifications to improve performance of a south african railways class 25nc 484 steam locomotive. This article first appeared in issue 963 of railway magazine, july 1981. Handbook on the steam locomotive south african railway.
The red devil and other tales from the age of steam camden. The red devil and other tales from the age of steam is quite possibly the single most important book ever written on the steam locomotive. The rebuilding, performed at the salt river works in cape town, south africa, was based on. Branchline steam locomotive production appears to have ended in 1997 in tangshan, although assembly of new sys continued for a few more years in changchun. This first paper, andre chapelon and his steam locomotives focuses on the predecessor. South african railways sar class 26 number 3450 nicknamed the red devil, is the product of mechanical engineer david wardales 1981 rebuilding of a class 25nc 484 steam locomotive. Your steam id is chosen as a winner of daily giveaway. Why is there a coalburning steam locomotive permanently parked in. If you want to know how a steam locomotive works, this book is a good choice. Designed in an attempt to prolong the dominance of steam locolotives, it was the sole engine of its type built. Red devil restoration final steam test and transfer youtube. Media in category scans from howden, boys book of locomotives, 1907 the following 102 files are in this category, out of 102 total. Media in category national coal board steam locomotives the following 26 files are in this category, out of 26 total.
Design and development, 18801960 railroads past and present by william l. Predominantly the evocative black and white photographs, this album also includes colour work. The contract for a fully modernized reciprocating steam locomotive that became an example of modern steam technology went to the swiss locomotive and machine works slm in winterthur, a factory which in over 125 years had built some of the worlds finest and best engineered steam locomotives, in 19967 slm won a contract. The railroad collection of a logging history museum would never be complete without the presence of a lima locomotive works shay steam locomotive. Known as the puffing devil, the locomotive was able to keep up the. Once the roadworthy is complete the locomotive departs for its journey back to cape town.
Progress achieved in the production and utilisation of heat. To begin, the story has a simple plot, which is made more interesting, as the main character is a locomotive. In 1998, in his book the red devil and other tales from the age of steam, david wardale put forward the. A half century of negatives by darius and tabitha may kinsey volume 3. The locomotive is one of only a few of its class or type left in the united states.
Wardales book is a mustread for any serious enthusiast, if. Muller, but in addition to being a railfan he has to be a businessman. Steam train locomotive class 26 no 3450 red devil photos. Locomotive, by brian floca, is a caldecott book, which tells the story of a locomotives journey across the western frontier to the west coast. The porter fireless steam locomotive is a steam locomotive without boiler and firebox. Amazon here or at local shops like park road books and paper skyscraper. Better known as the red devil because of its bright paint job, this 484 showed that 1950s steam had by no mean reached the limits of performance. The 484 wheel arrangement was a progression from the 482 mountain type and, like the 284 berkshire and 464 hudson types, an example of the super power concept in steam locomotive design that made use of the larger firebox that could be supported by a fourwheel trailing truck, which allowed greater production of steam.
The red devil and other tales from the age of steam. During this period over 2000 different steam engines were owned by the old reliable. The grey devil this is a small side project of another project where i am currently working on the grey devil is a powerful locomotive with a big steam engine. The south african railways class 26 484 of 1981, popularly known as the red devil, is a 484 steam locomotive which was rebuilt from a class 25nc. Wardate, upgraded 2 locomotives while working with the sar south african railroad. Preserving and promoting information on geared steam locomotives shay heisler climax dunkirk willamette davenport baldwin railroad. The fourwheel leading truck gave stability at speed and the. Red devil run heritage railway trip from cape town to robertson. Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on todays freight railroads, passenger service amtrak, locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities tourist railroads, fan trips, and great railroad photography. Grubb, chief mechanical engineer of the sar from 1949 to 1954, in conjunction with henschel and son of kassel in germany who designed the condensing apparatus and the condensing tender of the class 25 sister locomotive. Red devil and other tales from the age of steam by wardale, david and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
This is the cab for the allen models mogul and ten wheeler kits. The red devil and other tales from the age of steam on. She would regularly be exchanged with other steam locomotives to present a complete steam experience, with mainline and branch line. Buy our discount card for 20% off one adult roundtrip fare at every railway.
Why is there a coalburning steam locomotive permanently parked. Created in 1947 by the reading company, firing the steam locomotive served as the handbook for the last generation of locomotive firemen. Wardale left datong in 1989 and has since, amongst other pursuits, written a critically acclaimed book, the red devil and other tales from the age of steam, describing his work on steam locomotives in south africa, america and china. There are however a number of structural modification that could not be removed and these are still visible on the locomotive today. It is, perhaps, not to difficult to guess the real identity of writer rooinek. Fine locomotive photographs taken in washington state in the 1910s and 1920s, presented in a large landscape format with detailed descriptions. For more technical books on advanced steam see also. There are several sources for an alltime roster of great northern locomotives. For a comprehensive gn steam locomotive roster check out the steam locomotives of the great northern railway book. Discover eleven great little steam railways in wales. Three years later, trevithick produced the worlds first steam engine to.
Announcing devils logic, a new brewery serving clean, crushable beers. This book is a must have for great northern steam fans and offers a great insight of the gn steam locomotive fleet. Irwell press, 1999, pp106, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 871608 89 9. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Page 89 papins digester, and formed a species of steamengine by fixing upon it a syringe, onethird of an inch diameter, with a solid piston, and furnished also with a cock to admit the steam from the digester, or shut it off at pleasure, as well as to open a communication from the inside of the syringe to the open air, by which the steam contained in the syringe might escape. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It is designed to play a role in the harsh working environment of the far western side of the usa. The reading 2124 steam locomotive at steamtown, pennsylvania. Great little trains of wales limited, eleven scenic steam railways. Tank engine and friends, based on characters from the books by awdry, and ivor the engine created by oliver postgate. Now there is a separate chapter on the workings of a steam locomotive, incorporating entries on such things as valve gear, fuel. Detailed study of how and why steam locomotives worldwide fell from grace.
For anyone with an interest in modern steam this book is absolutely essential reading. Steam locomotive page 11 back to page 10 the kit as supplied does not have a cab. Locomotives of china is a series of books which is intended to fill a large gap in available literature, covering the principal locomotive classes in china, starting with the steam loco classes. If you enjoy my videos, feel free to like, comment, and share. The links below provide expanded detail of those on the left which also include a link to a section on component parts of steam locomotives. Within its chapters youll find a breakdown of the firemans responsibilities, including how to prepare and inspect the fire, how to fire different types of coal, and how to correct bad fire conditions. Nre has the largest privately owned locomotive fleet in the world. In this instalment, the crew pack the firebox and light up the locomotive for the first time in nearly fifteen years. General information for south african class 26 484 locomotive. In july 20, the whippany railway museum received a very significant donation of the original 1907 baldwin locomotive works builders plate for our former southern railway steam locomotive no. Part 2 is showing in particular the legendary locomotive known as the. Prince a revised new edition of an encyclopedic study. The south african railways class 26 484 of 1981, popularly known as the red devil, is a 484 steam locomotive which was rebuilt from a class 25nc locomotive by mechanical engineer david wardale from england while in the employ of the south african railways. The is the ultimate book on steam locomotives, for modern times.
Porter steam locomotives abebooks shop for books, art. With over five hundred 500 locomotives available, we are certain our customers can select the unit that best fits their budget and meets their requirements. Steam train locomotive class 26 no 3450 red devil photos new pictures updated 22122006. A video report of a steam train tour made in south africa in june 2019. I learned many things about steam locomotives that i didnt know. Roanoke shops has been an indispensable part of the roanoke valley and the magic city for more than 125 years. Andre chapelon and his steam locomotives squarespace. Steam locomotive construction and maintenance, describing workshop equipment and practice in the construction of modern steam railway locomotives with notes on inspection, testing, maintenance and repairs, london, new york etc. The class 26, popularly known as the red devil, is a 484 steam locomotive that had been rebuilt from a class 25nc locomotive, by mechanical engineer david wardale from england, who was working for the south african railways. Modern steam generation dlm 52 8055 in action trains. Red devil restoration final steam test and transfer.
There is little point of writing my own version of what dave has achieved as, in 1998, he published a book recounting his work. Some background for the uninitiated on these rare videos. General study of the recent evolution of the steam locomotive. The rebuilding took place at the salt river works in cape town and was based on the principles developed by argentinian mechanical. The subjects are industrial locomotives, including shays, climax, mikados and. The a1 steam locomotive trust darlington locomotive works hopetown lane darlington dl3 6rq. Buy red devil and other tales from the age of steam 1st by wardale, david isbn. Guide to north american steam locomotives george h. Speed demon in 1952, a special run took place with 242. Photos of steam train locomotive class 26 red devil. The steam test lasted two days during which the various systems and devices. The red devil and other tales from the age of steam abebooks.624 1178 352 917 427 18 1080 219 643 637 1529 582 1116 810 178 1037 622 174 207 1186 1 730 1130 752 881 1048 1114 353 1256 1175 1077 77 452 147 1078 447 772 155 19 1121 962 1299 140 709