Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Air compressor location

From: "Richard Gagnon" richg_1998@yahoo.com

I model 1890 and I have noticed in photos of locomotives of the time that the air compressor moved from the engineers side to the fireman's side but I have never seen any discussion on why and how it happened. Engines from say 1900 on mostly had the compressors on the fireman's side. Any more information on this subject?

—Richard