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HOW TO REPAIR A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE





How to repair a steam locomotive if you have the equipment plus manpower & the skill – old film footage of the LMS repairing steam locomotives

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30 thoughts on “HOW TO REPAIR A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE”

  1. Mike Mallano says:

    Wow, 6000 workers to do this? If this was done today they would expect 6 guys to do it the same amount of time, and think that 6 workers were too many.

  2. thnx for the video, i'll go start fixing my Loco right about now.

  3. Looks like they skipped over re-tiring the drivers and turning the bogie wheels on a lathe.

  4. manga12 says:

    ah well at least some of the wording used is for once not different then the usa, wheels are under bogies, and the place is called the erecting shop, we usually called it an erecting shed or erecting hall but its called erecting, often the lingo for the parts is differant like a roundhouse is called an engine shed in the UK or former British empire colonies, or its a driver vs engineer here in north america.

    still its nice to see how it was done in a time past and how our relatives that did the kind of work did it, weather its the uk, north america, mainland Europe, or Asia running steam had certain things that were needed to fuel and certain work done to keep the locomotives running, gave lots of men and many women a job to do for paying the bills as hard as it was and still is running steam.

  5. fishbelch says:

    Fantastic stuff……..absolute craftsmen at work. So sad it's all gone.

  6. Tobias Blech says:

    Very interesting, thank you for sharing this video

  7. mickd6942 says:

    Anybody else winse when he was swinging that hammer with the mans face behind it

  8. granskare says:

    I guess they have a guy who did a time study.

  9. namreh ando says:

    no one wears gloves

  10. kevin Simala says:

    Beautiful! Those guys make it look easy! It is not! They're manually lifting all those heavy steel parts. You got to have strong arms and skill. Did you see those guys swinging a ten pound sledgehammer while the other holds the part in place? One slip and he'll smash his buddy's fingers or hit him in the face! You have to keep your act together and pay attention. How about that crew of 7-8 men lifting the one driver rod! Impressive!

  11. So no insulation under the dome cover and Christ mind my jaw with that sledge at 10 minutes. Loved it thanks.

  12. Antigamente as coisas era mais legal

  13. ilumos says:

    8:12 "Back in the erecting shop, the fitters are setting and grinding the horn blocks" hehehehe

  14. 12 days down every 150,000 miles is pretty poor availability.

  15. Pete 913 says:

    I understand the attraction and romance of steam locomotives, but I once had two uncles who both worked better than 45 yrs for the railroad, and saw the change from steam to diesel, Both of them didn't miss finishing their work day looking like they'd crawled out of a coal mine one bit when dieselization came.

  16. Hooftimmer says:

    That was the most inspirational thing I’ve seen today. Needing a time machine now…

  17. very interesting! thanks

  18. G ramps says:

    Engineering genius, gone forever

  19. In modern times, that connecting rod would be magnafluxed to look for cracks, but the man with hammer and tuned ear does the same job for less effort and maintenance expense – skill is tough to beat.

  20. got to love the flat cap saftey hats …..lol

  21. All these people talking about employment and glory days and how great steam and coal were… This was hard back breaking work with little rest or time off. The trains themselves had poor tolerances, intensive maintenance intervals, and nonstandard parts. They are beautiful and certainly amazing examples of human ingenuity and hard work, but its pretty bloody minded to think that modern engines aren't better. Nobody is gonna run a commercial freight hauler based on appearance and warm feelings. That being said, old steam engines and locomotives are wonderful pieces of craftsmanship and I adore those that keep the old ones still running.

  22. by the way what year is this? i was thinking the 40s or 50s not sure

  23. biglift1 says:

    one of my favorite video's

  24. joedell71 says:

    Great video. I love to see how things were done in "the old days" Thanks for the upload.

  25. 10:03 is going to give me nightmares….

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