Re: the SA V class 0-4-4RT


Frank Stamford
 

On 13/06/2015 3:45 PM, 'Peterson, John J' peterson.john.j@... [LRRSA] wrote:
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Really interesting Frank; wondering why the idea didn't catch on more. Calthorp developed a whole railway system based on an axle load of 5 tones for India but didn't use this idea for his steam locos.

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The patent [dated 1882] for Forney's loco is here:

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http://www.google.com/patents/US266685

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That is a patent for a different kind of Forney locomotive - a (very strange) type of which I do not know of any built examples. I think the Forney patent for the type of locomotives used on the New York elevated railways dates from 1865 or 1866.

Regards,

Frank


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