IJARP SJIF(2018): 4.908

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railways - Steam Locomotives And Their Problems

Volume 1 - Issue 2, August 2017 Edition
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Author(s)
Samar Thapa
Keywords
Condenser, Fire Tube Boiler, Flue Gas Analysis, Saturated Steam, Super heater
Abstract
The narrow gauge steam locomotives of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways are the existing examples of the external combustion engines, which played a key role for transportation in the region before the advent of the automobiles. However, their condition today is grim. In this paper we present the various technical shortcomings and suggestions for improvement of the Class B narrow gauge steam locomotives.
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