Saturday, May 13, 2006

Fuel used by Jupiter and #119 Engines

From: shoredeal@optonline.net

What type of "fuel" was used by the CP (Jupiter) and the UP Engne No 119 at Prommatory Summit? They both had different stacks ... why?

—Harvey Casey

3 Comments:

Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Randy Hees" hees@rcn.com

The UP (119) burned coal while CP (Jupiter) used wood. By December of 1869 CP subsidary Western Pacific was experimenting with coal between Oakland and Sacramento.

—Randy Hees

5/13/2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman" wendellhuffman@hotmail.com

"Jupiter," like other CP locomotives of the time, burned wood. The "119" burned coal. And that difference is the primary reason for the different stacks.

–Wendell Huffman

5/13/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: kylewyatt@aol.com

The CP "Jupiter" was a wood burner, as testified by the large spark arrester stack on top. The UP #119 was a coal burner, with the spark arrester in the extended smokebox and a straight stack.

—Kyle Wyatt

5/13/2006 3:10 PM  

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