Classic Fireless Engines
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A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at intervals from an external source. They offer advantages over conventional steam locomotives of lower cost per unit, cleanliness, and decreased risk from fire or boiler explosion; these are counterbalanced by the need for a source to refill the locomotive, and by the limited range afforded by the reservoir.
Porter Fireless

Porter Fireless

Porter 30-ton Fireless Steam Locomotive with 18.5in x 16in cylinders

Porter 30-ton Fireless Steam Locomotive with 18.5in x 16in cylinders

Porter 7-ton Fireless Steam Locomotive, with 10in x 10in cylinders

Porter 7-ton Fireless Steam Locomotive, with 10in x 10in cylinders

1952 Henschel 0-6-0 high-pressure fireless locomotive

1952 Henschel 0-6-0 high-pressure fireless locomotive

A small 0-4-0 locomotive used by  Huntly and Palmers, a famous firm of biscuit makers in England.

A small 0-4-0 locomotive used by Huntly and Palmers, a famous firm of biscuit makers in England.

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