• An engineer inspects the running gear of a steam locomotive at Steamtown NHS

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Replacing a Tire on a Steam Locomotive

This slide presentation shows how a steam locomotive tire is changed (click to view MS Powerpoint (1,553k) or Adobe Acrobat (838k)).

Did You Know?

This small steam locomotive has six wheels and has a water tank above the boiler.  It is called a 'saddle-tank' engine.

This E. J. Lavino & Company locomotive was originally owned by the Poland Springs Railroad, part of the Poland Springs water company of Maine. See this, and more than 20 other steam locomotives, at Steamtown National Historic Site. More...