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Builders’ Plates Needed for Restorations of Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Steamers

Builders’ Plates Needed for Restorations of Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Steamers By John B. Corns The talented, experienced and dedicated steam locomotive repair and restoration experts at the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum work diligently to locate, acquire, and install rare appliances for accurate physical representations of all 23 of these beautiful beasts currently …

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Builder's Plates in the Roundhouse Depot

Steam Locomotive Bronze Birth Certificates

Steam Locomotive Bronze Birth Certificates By John B. Corns Some companies called them “manufacturer’s plates” or “identification plates,” and at least one railroad called them “badges.” But the name used most often was/is “builder’s plate,” a heavy, cast metal sign that displayed important information (at the minimum, the builder’s name, a serial number and date …

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Reading Camelback No. 1187

Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Receives Its 23rd Steamer

Roundhouse Reports Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Receives Its 23rd Steamer Previous Next Earlier today the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum in Sugarcreek, Ohio, safely unloaded its newest acquisition, a rare Reading Railroad “Camelback” steam locomotive #1187 constructed in 1903. It is the 23rd steam locomotive acquired for Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum’s collection, and …

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Water Tank Drop-Spouts and Water Columns — “Fill ‘er up, mister?” “Yes, and please check the oil!”

Water Tank Drop-Spouts and Water Columns — “Fill ‘er up, mister?” “Yes, and please check the oil!” By John B. Corns With the water tank tub securely sitting on top of its elevated tower, it was time to have some sort of mechanism to deliver that water into thirsty locomotive tenders below. While the tank …

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