Tod Engine Foundation
The final stop on our journey was the Tod Engine Foundation in Youngstown OH. Being built by Rick Rowland the Tod engine was rescued from a mill, moved to its' present site and is being reassembled to provide a memorable example of our industrial heritage.
Updated 14 August 2009: NORM JONES PHOTOS
It is not possible to comprehend the size of the Tod engine from photos.
The traveling crane will be installed after the building is erected. It is of 1890 vintage.
This hundred ton capacity hook will be mounted out front as a sculpture.
Form for building support member
Now, THOSE are some serious bolts
The crane is a recent acquisition of the Foundation. The third photo shows the worn track pins that have been removed and one of the new ones that replaced it.
These are clips that hold sections of the flywheel together
These steam pipes run under the engine and weigh over 6000 lbs each
Connecting rods with cross heads. The bearing surface is Babbitt and will be replaced eventually.
Rick's spare time, at home, project is this Uniflow engine and rolling mill. The Uniflow will be moved to the Foundation site and used for demonstrations of the rolling process.
OK. The absolute final stop was Grizzly in Muncy PA. Managed to get out without spending any money. Amazing!
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