Steam Locomotive Overhaul

Properly repaired, reliable and smooth-running machinery under your locomotive can make the difference between a successful, profitable season and one filled with headaches caused by delayed and canceled trains. Once properly overhauled, a steam locomotive’s running gear can last for many seasons with minimal expense, provided it is cared for and operated in a responsible manner.

The Strasburg Rail Road’s back shop is equipped and staffed to perform the entire range of work that may be required to return a locomotive’s machinery to excellent condition.

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New main rods and piston rod, modified piston and crosshead for WMSR #734.

 

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Driving wheels for UP #3985 in our shop for tire turning and quartering.

 

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Wheels for a 2-6-2 in our shop for tire turning, journal turning, one new axle and crankpin quartering.

 

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A new steel driving box, with a Babbitt hubliner, designed and built at the Strasburg Rail Road.

 

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Side rods for BEDT #15, a.k.a Thomas, being bored as a set on our planer mill.

 

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A wheel set having its tire seats turned in our 90″ Niles wheel lathe in preparation for new tires.

 

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A wheel set having its tires re-profiled in our 90″ Niles wheel lathe.

 

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A crankpin being machined to proper throw and quarter on our quartering attachment.

 

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Walschaert link and block blanks, designed by the Strasburg Rail Road, ready for case hardening, final finishing and assembly.

 

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The Strasburg Rail Road has the tooling necessary to accurately grind the radius into Walschaert and Stevenson links and blocks.

 

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A completed order for new Walschaert links, link blocks, lifting links, and one radius rod to be used in the restoration of 2-6-2T “Robert Dollar” #3, by the Pacific Locomotive Association.