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Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 3

Aspects of Steam Locomotive Design and Operation   The Argentinean engineer Livio Danre Porta (1922 – 2003) remains an unsung hero in the long history of steam development. Following in the footsteps of Chapelon, he rebuilt numerous locomotives in Argentina and elsewhere, and designed several revolutionary locomotives, both large and small. Like Chapelon, none of […]

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Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 2

Compounding and Water Treatment The Argentinean engineer Livio Danre Porta (1922 – 2003) remains an unsung hero in the long history of steam development. Following in the footsteps of Chapelon, he rebuilt numerous locomotives in Argentina and elsewhere, and designed several revolutionary locomotives, both large and small. Like Chapelon, none of his designs were built […]

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Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 1

Triblogy and Lubrication The Argentinean engineer Livio Danre Porta (1922 – 2003) remains an unsung hero in the long history of steam development. Following in the footsteps of Chapelon, he rebuilt numerous locomotives in Argentina and elsewhere, and designed several revolutionary locomotives, both large and small. Like Chapelon, none of his designs were built and […]

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The fire burns much better …..

“The fire burns much better …..” (second edition) by J.J. Koopmans ASTT is pleased to offer this Camden title “The fire burns much better …. ” by J.J. Koopmans, at the publisher’s price of £24.95 plus postage and packing.  (Discount available to ASTT members.) The cost of packaging and postage are currently as follows: “Within […]

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“Advanced Steam Locomotive Development” – Sales Page

“Advanced Steam Locomotive Development – Three technical papers” by L.D. Porta ASTT is pleased to offer this Camden title “Advanced Steam Locomotive Development – Three technical papers” by L.D. Porta at the publisher’s price of £9.85 plus postage and packing.  (Discount available to ASTT members.) The cost of packaging and postage are currently as follows: […]

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Here be Dragons

A Journey with Steam to the End of the World by Phil Girdlestone. Phil Girdlestone, who died in April 2016, was well known within the “modern steam” fraternity as one of a small band of latter-day adventurers who pursued steam as a vocation.  Girdlestone’s engineering career began in the late 1970s on the Festiniog Railway […]

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Obituary for Alan Fozard

As many members will already know, Alan Fozard died last month.  Alan was the founder of the 5AT Project and led its planning team through the project’s life from 2001 to 2012.  As leader, he masterminded the preparation of the 5AT Feasibility Study, which is now published by the AST Group at his initiative.  John […]

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5AT Feasibility Study

The “Feasibility Study regarding the formation of a Steam Locomotive Development Company to produce advanced technology Second Generation Steam (SGS) Locomotives” was issued in May 2010 some nine years after the establishment of the 5AT Project.  It it represented the final throw of the dice by the project team in its efforts to generate interest […]

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