Sectional view of 19thC locomotive

Sectional view of 19thC locomotive

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sectional view of an English 19th century six-wheeled locomotive for passenger trains illustrating its construction.It shows the two parts of the fire box, a boiler with a series of brass tubes, the steam chest and the steam pipe leading to the cylinders with its slide valve connecting via the piston rods and connecting rod to the driving wheels. Also shown is the steam regulating valve and the safety valve. The firebox heated the boiler tubes producing steam to drive the locomotive.

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Keywords: 19th century, boiler, connecting rod, cylinders, fire box, loco, locomotive, piston rods, safety valve, sectional view, steam, steam chest, steam driven, steam pipe, steam power, steam regulating valve

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