Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, March 22, 2019

Because It's Friday

This video purports to show the crown sheet failure of ex-CP 1278.

Six years later, a crown sheet failure in a steam tractor would kill five people.

1 comment:

Eck! said...

Based on the Case-110 tractor accident thermal fuse plugs were known by 1918.
They were welded over in that incident. There were other defects that did
likely contribute.

Operating rail engines likely have them for the same reasons and with good maintenance and operating practices should not result in a failure. It
appears its was a operational error that lead to the failure and additional
design features kept it from being far more severe. But running low water
and bad operating procedures can lead to expected failures.

Steam is a mighty force and all due care is demanded.