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    Ashton Valve Company

    I love the old pre 1900 advertisement art. Besides some beautiful fonts used for the lettering you can get a god look at many of the other products being advertised. A bit of a time capsule.
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    Steam whistles, hot air, and collectors

    A few other companies offering steam whistles.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    The 1920 catalog included a few pages explaining the reasons that the Ashton pop safety valve was superior to it's competition
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    Ashton Valve Company

    What better way to make a gauge easier to read in a dark boiler room than to illuminate it? I found one from around 1900 where the bulb was fixed behind the gauge, not always practical. Here's what Ashton Valve came up with.
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    How to fire up a steam locomotive video

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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    Here are 3 Sweets catalogues spanning the years 1917-1933. There are many differences between the 3 so check them out. Sweet engineering catalogues : a file of manufacturers' catalogues of industrial building products, power plant equipment, material handling equipment, factory equipment. by...
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    Union Station Wakefield,NH

    A few shots in the winter.
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    Vintage RR films

    It must have been. It's gone. Here's a Youtube link to a bunch of them. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+railroad+films
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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    I flipped through few pages and I think the Carlisle Station is in England. Even though the book appears to be in the University of Illinois library. Or was.
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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    Want to know how to repair track? Here you go..... Track standards 1910 by Rehm, Norman F., ed https://archive.org/details/trackstandards00rehmgoog/page/n4/mode/2up/search/railroad+frogs?q=railroad+frogs Practical track work 1915 by Van Auken, Kenneth L 1885-...
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    Maine Narrow gauge railroad museum

    Yes it is. https://mainenarrowgauge.org/the-narrow-gauge-railway-collection http://wwfry.org/?page_id=2565
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    Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume I

    Part one of a 5 part series. The others are all on Youtube.


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