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Seeking wood and biofuel fired steam.

Finally, a major effort in biofuel steam locomotive development: The Coalition for Sustainable Rail This organization is attempting to develop a modern biofuel fired steam locomotive, starting with ex-AT&SF 3463, a 1937 Hudson design locomotive.

hand chipping engine forge

My current activities: Hand finishing iron castings; making patterns and castings for a 1-hp model engine; blacksmithing..

Link to videos of blacksmithing and Sumpter Valley Railway:

Beyond the efforts at modern steam, we have steam history, preserved in memories, photographs, books and on the internet, with tiny bits contributed in steam stories and my steam stories pages.

SVRy Wood FiredChuck Turner firing the Heisler at the SVRy.

We have historical railroads such as the Sumpter Valley Railway, with its wood-burning Heisler, the Golden Spike National Historic Site, with its new reenactment locomotives, the Niles Canyon Railway and its Robert Dollar No. 3 (the last US woodburner made), the Durango & Silverton cold firing up on wood briquets.

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May 27, 2012