EVERY ONE WANTS A SAFE LOCOMOTIVE!

The Federal regulations that govern the operation of steam locomotives in the United States requires that periodic inspections be performed. These inspections are performed to ensure potential safety issues are revealed in a timely manner and any issues found are mitigated before the locomotive can be operated. One of the tests required is the hydrostatic test of the boiler at a pressure in excess of the maximum allowed working pressure of the locomotive. These images were made during a recent hydrostatic test of the VC-2.

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About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.
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