Porta Papers Volume 2 now on Sale


ASTT’s publication of Porta Papers Volume 2 is now on sale.   The volume includes three papers by Porta:

  • Adhesion in Advanced Steam Locomotive Engineering Facing the Oil Crisis, 1984 (revised 1986);
  • Fundamentals of the Porta Compounding System for Steam Locomotives, 2000;
  • A Proposal for the Tornado Project, 1992.

As a corollary to the Tornado paper, it includes a 2012 commentary by David Wardale titled “Locomotive Boilers: Firebox Stays: Breakage – an analysis of boiler problems on Tornado”.

Its 250 soft-bound A4 pages are offered for a retail price of £27 including postage within Europe + £3 extra for postage outside Europe.  Members are offered a 20% discount – see separate members’ payment page.

It is hoped that Vol 3 will be available in the new year.



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