Tod Engine Foundation

2261 Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

One of the last stops we made on our journey was the Tod engine Foundation in Youngstown Ohio.  We were passing through there on a Sunday and I phoned Rick Rowlands to see if he could find time to show me around the site.  He was in mid-move but graciously made time to meet me at the Hubbard Road facility and we spent some time looking things over.  The Tod engine is, to say the least, enormous!  I can't picture what must be involved in moving this monster piece of old iron.  There is nothing on this engine that can be moved by hand.  Every piece is a crane or hydro jack proposition.

Thanks to Rick Rowlands for taking time to email me captions for these photos.  It is much appreciated!


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68" low pressure Corliss cylinder.  Piston rod is a hollow 11" diameter steel forging.

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Flywheel, low pressure bedplate and high pressure cylinder under the tarp

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20' dia. flywheel in pit.  Each half weighs 60,000 lbs.

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Other flywheel half waiting to be put in place.

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Looking down the bore of the LP bedplate.  The LP cylinder bolts in place here

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LP sole plate casting.  LP cylinder sits upon this piece which ties the cylinder to the bedplate.

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Connecting rods, crossheads, throttle valve, receiver piping and other misc. parts waiting to be put back together

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More parts in storage.

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Another view of the parts

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Main bearing for the 23" dia. crankshaft.

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LP bedplate

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View of crank end of the LP cylinder

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Building we are using for offices and storage behind the park.

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100 ton Duff Norton screw jacks.  This beast weighs about 450 lbs. and is as old as the Tod Engine

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Connecting rod ends

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Throttle valve for 12" steam line

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Valve gear rockers

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Drive shaft support casting

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HP cylinder and LP bed plate.

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