Author Topic: US Vertical Boiler Traction Engine  (Read 1267 times)

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US Vertical Boiler Traction Engine
« on: May 11, 2015, 09:00:41 AM »
I've been researching borax as a flux and came across this fantastic Wikipedia image of a traction engine hauling borax out of Death Valley.

Reduced sized image here to fit the forum page:



And the original larger image here:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Hauling_Borax%2C_Death_Valley%2C_1904.jpg
I love it when a Plan B comes together.

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Re: US Vertical Boiler Traction Engine
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 10:32:16 AM »
It looks to me as if the front wheel is as tall as the woman (or girl) seated beside it, if she were standing.
I love it when a Plan B comes together.