Re: Steam loco overspeed trip?
Author: Hot Water
Date: 06-29-2020 - 06:54

Q Wrote:
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> I was thinking about cases where a steam
> locomotive’s running gear was nearly ruined in a
> massive driver slip event. Was a mechanical trip
> ever developed that will shut the throttle if
> drivers slip and turn at dangerously high RPM’s?

A "mechanical trip", no, at least not to my knowledge. However, the PRR Q2 and T1 duplex locomotives did have an electric "wheel slip" detecting & correcting system, that if maintained properly, did seem to work.



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  Steam loco overspeed trip? Q 06-28-2020 - 18:05
  Re: Steam loco overspeed trip? Hot Water 06-29-2020 - 06:54
  Re: Steam loco overspeed trip? Q 06-29-2020 - 09:11


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