The following three English translations from the German of engineering papers by Von Dr. Ing. Arnold Tross, are available for download. Sincere thanks to Matt Janssen of the Vapor Locomotive Company, who commissioned the translations, for making them available to ASTT: Mathematical-Graphic Method for the Calculation of Rigid Staybolts with new design Shafts under all […]
Landau D., “Two Point Four Pounds per Ton – A Ramble through the History of Railway Mechanics“, 2003. Landau D., “Boiler Statistics – British Railways Maintenance Costs 1953-57“, published in SLS Journal Sept Oct 2004. Landau D., “From Shovels to CTs – Measuring the Energy of Trains“, published by the Railway Performance Society (date unknown).
Newman, C.J.E., “Considerations relating to costs of ‘Sustainable’ Railway Traction Options“, published in New Zealand Solar Action Bulletin No 88 Oct 2009. Rhodes J., The Economics of Coal as a Locomotive Fuel on US Class 1 Railroads – an independent study project in the Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics Masters Degree Program at George Mason […]
McCammon B., “Review of Carbon Neutral Fuels with Potential for Use in Modern Steam Locomotives” , an unpublished paper prepared specifically for the 5AT Project. Coal – Resources and Future Production published by the Energy Watch Group in March 2007. Porta, L.D., “The Contribution of a New Steam Motive Power to an Oil-less World” presented […]
The following is a list of some downloadable papers and broadcasts relating to the subject of Modern Steam. Solar Action Bulletin for Oct 2009 covering the topic of New Zealand Rail which includes three articles by members of the 5AT Planning Group: “Could there be a place for Steam Traction for Rail Transport in a […]
A large number of paper covering a whole spectrum of topics about Modern Steam were written by Ing L.D. Porta, however most remain in hand-written manuscript form. The few that have been published include “Porta L.D., Advanced Steam Locomotive Development – Three Technical Papers” published by Camden Miniature Steam. The papers included in this publication […]