Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekend Steam: Frick Pulls The Sled

3 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

I presume that's not an acetylene headlight, as it doesn't seem bright enough - kerosene perhaps?

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Kerosene lamps are the norm. On a really dark night you have someone walk ahead with a lantern. A white shirt would be nice, but those are scarce around steam engines.

Merle Morrison said...

I had never seen a steamer run at night, so had no idea. That part of my education was missed, I guess! I am familiar with both kerosene & acetylene lamps. My maternal grandfather had worked in the coal mines to earn money to buy a farm, and still had his acetylene miners head lamp. It was pretty bright, and my uncles used it roaming around in the woods at night. Since I was still a kid, it was considered too dangerous for me - bad things could happen if you were careless.

Merle