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Successful Steam Event, all Steam Trains on time

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The Steam Centre of Winterthur recorded a high number of visitors and all steam trains run exactly on time. The picture shows the arrival of coal-fired 52 2988 (052 988-3) with the feeder train from Rottweil, before 52 8055 took over. Photo Roger Waller

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 10:04

Steam Event at Winterthur's Steam Centre on June 9 and 10, 2018, Steam Trains on June 10, 2018

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The Steam Centre at Winterthur www.dampfzentrum.ch offers an attractive steam event on the weekend of June 9 and 10. Several of its mainly industrial steam engines will be in steam, others are demonstrated working on compressed air. On Sunday there will be a steam train from Rottweil to Winterthur with 50 2988 and 52 8055, see pamphlets. 52 8055 then works a round trip out of Winterthur. All trains have a dining car.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 07:51

Puffing Billy: Commissioning of the oil-fired steam locmotive 14A successfully completed

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Puffing Billy 14A

Commissioning and initial staff training of the oil-fired NA-class steam locomotive 14A has beeen completed just before the  Easter holidays. The primary aim was to ensure steam traction even in times of high fire danger, thanks to spark-free operation of the oil-firing system. Before Diesel locomotives had to be used.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:45

Vortrag an der Technischen Universität Berlin

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Der öffentliche Vortrag zum Thema Moderne Dampflokomotivtechnik findet am Dienstag, den 23. Januar 2018 um 16 Uhr an der TU Berlin statt. Eintritt frei.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:40

Combined Heat, Power and Mobility CHPM - An Alternative to diesel and battery-powered Vehicles

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In combined heat and power processes, waste heat is often partly recovered for domestic heating and is therefore useful only in the cold season. Furthermore, as a result of climate change and better building technologies, the demand for heating energy is gradually declining.

Combining power and mobility opens up a range of new possiblities for waste heat recovery with no seasonal limitations. For instance waste heat from a gas power station can be used to produce hot water under pressure in a waste heat recovery boiler and the high pressure steam uesd to drive modern steam powered vehicles. In comparison with battery powered vehicles, water is much cheaper than lithium and there is no fading of perfomance over time nor from low temperatures. The life expectancy of hot water pressure vessels exceeds that of electric batteries by alarge margin.

The concept offers numerous applications. In energy intensive industries such as steel or cement, the entire works traffic (locomotives, trucks and so on) can be operated recovering waste heat, offering fuel cost savings and environmental benefits. Modern steam powered vehicles operate entirely free of emissions and therefore do not require emission control systems that are expensive to buy and heavy on maintenance.

The illustration shows the principal function of an airport tug operated by waste heat.


Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018 07:42

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