Locomotives turned into thomas the tank "replicas"

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Locomotives turned into thomas the tank "replicas"

Postby Sauerteig » Thu May 04, 2017 1:06 pm

On the heels of going to New Mexico and Coloardo in a few weeks to ride the Cumbres and Toltec and Durango and Silverton, I learned of the Delaware RIver tourist train in New Jersey, only to come to appreciate this trip a lot more. While perusing the website, I learned of the Day With Thomas events, quickly learning this seems to be a bit of a franchise. See http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/Days_Out_with_Thomas

The wikipedia page indicates there are five dummy "refplicas," and one actual working locomotive converted from a coal fire burning steam engine and one from a wood burning engine. There is scant information about the coal burning locomotive (http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/B.E.D.T._15), and none about the fire burning one.

I was wondering if there are pictures available of how this was done, and whether they really chopped an old historical steam locomotive for this. This also seems far more extensive in Britian (http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/Days_Out_with_Thomas), but again, I could find no documentation as to the locomotives used to create replicas.

Again, not sure I like the fact they are doing this to old locomotives, but would be interested in seeing how they do it, and wehther what they do is only cosmetic and reversible or permanent.
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Re: Locomotives turned into thomas the tank "replicas"

Postby John_Perkowski » Thu May 04, 2017 1:38 pm

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "fire burning"...

Are you talking about using a liquid or gaseous petroleum product instead of coal? OR

Are you talking about the old "fireless cooker" type of steam locomotives, where a stationary boiler provided filled the locomotive with superheated and highly pressurized water that then worked a relatively highly flammable yard type environment?
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Re: Locomotives turned into thomas the tank "replicas"

Postby Sauerteig » Thu May 04, 2017 3:59 pm

Sorry, my post omitted a word. Should read coal burning and fire burning, respectively.
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