Friday, January 19, 2018

Weekend Steam: Let's Take A Ride On A Baker!

Merle spotted another good one; this video is from a show at Sycamore, Illinois.  One thing I have noticed is that engine operators today will put the clutch in while the engine is running.  The old-timers who taught me would warm up the engine, stop it, push the clutch in, and then use the throttle to start the engine with the clutch engaged.  They wanted the clutch engaged whenever the engine was moving, because you use the engine to stop quickly if need-be, and you cannot do that if the engine is not connected to the drivetrain.

1 comment:

John in Philly said...

Nice video.
A chance to ride on a steam tractor?

And Armstrong power steering.