A look this week at the BR Southern Region Pacifics that have made an appearance on the sea wall in the last 15 years or so of preservation times.
Back in the days of steam on British Railways up to the early 1960’s it was a regular, almost daily occurrence, to have a normal service train powered by one of the Southern’s Exmouth Junction depot’s
Can anyone help me here (please!) Clan Line 35028 seen at 04:02 to 04:08, what and why is steam coming out of the top rear of the tender and what work is it doing back there etc?
Steam is coming out the back of the tender is because there is a steam powered coal pusher forcing the coal forward in the tender to make life easier for the fireman. They were also on the LMS Pacifics.
aha, a coal pusher – thanks Colin, it had me perplexed!
It seems I was mistaken Dave! It have discovered it is a steam powered air compressor for the train braking system. Sorry to have mislead you.