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1912 built H.K. Porter Compressed Air Locomotive on display at Britania Mine Museum. These  sort of locomotives were pre-charged  with air, this one to 5515 kpa, and used in mines where explosive gases made electric power unsafe.  This locomotive hauled coal at the Canmore Coal Mine in Alberta.
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Caption: 1912 built H.K. Porter Compressed Air Locomotive on display at Britania Mine Museum. These sort of locomotives were pre-charged with air, this one to 5515 kpa, and used in mines where explosive gases made electric power unsafe. This locomotive hauled coal at the Canmore Coal Mine in Alberta.

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colin arnot [545] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/26/2013 (search)
Railway: Industrial (search)
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Subdivision/SNS: Britania Mine Museum (search)
City/Town: Britania Beach (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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One Comment
  1. Very cool – and it’s on rails too ;) I wonder if any compressed air locomotives are still in service anywhere.

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