Saturday, 14 November 2015

When steam and coal powered vehicles

On Friday morning we got calls from 2 people telling us the steam engine vehicles that were coming to Formerly the Blackball Hilton were almost there. We decided we would walk down and have a look at them. When we got to the Hilton the 2 vehicles were there and their drivers and crew were having lunch. They were happy for us to look around and ask questions. We were even luckier and they gave us a ride around the block in the wagon trailer towed by the traction machine. They go pretty slow and take a lot of coal to power the engines. They both had pretty amazing metal work on them with the old wheels, spokes, axles, engines and pistons. It took one of the vehicles about 1 hour (with a short stop) to get from Stillwater to Blackball (12.4km)

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  1. Wow I wish I was there I am absolutely addicted to steam engines and I am an expert on them, are there any questions about them because I can answer them. Please visit my blog at lakebrunnerzakk.blogspot.co.nz/

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