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Worthington twin tandem double acting gas engines


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Old 06-22-2013, 07:23:34 AM
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. I hope to get up to Rollag, Snow actually built four 5400hp twin tandems for a generating station in California. They also built some 3000 hp twin tandems for various power stations around the country.
If you do make it up to Rollag it's pretty easy to get up close and personal with the big engines. Just look for me or my brother or any number of other operators, we're always looking for helpers.

I had heard that there was some of these big Snows (or Worthingtons or Transits) in San Fransisco, California that provided the power for the street cars.
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" I had heard that there was some of these big Snows (or Worthingtons or Transits) in San Fransisco, California that provided the power for the street cars. "

I'll try to dig on that maybe find a picture. That is cool. Snow was very big into the gas engine game. They were building steam engines then when they saw the gas engine potential they took the ball and ran with it. They had a few interesting design features, like the side chambered valves. Unfortunately the bit off more than they could chew with the Martin station Snows, the 5400 hp models. They built four and were in the process of building a fifth and sixth for the same station, and the contract got cancelled because the engines would not regulate well. So they lost out big time. Snow about went bust then Worthington stepped in and took the driver's seat. Then finally in about 1918 or so, Worthington fully absorbed Snow. Then that's where the 330 Worthington and the big TTDA's I am looking for came from.
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I found out there were three Snow engines running in San Fran, but did not find much more. As Mr. Withers said they were used for powering the electric trolly lines.
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Ok guys I think I am officially obsessed with these Worthington engines. After church today in a fit of boredom I tried to create from what I do know and alot of speculation and pondering, a cylinder cross section of a ttda 24" X 36" Worthington horizontal. Because of my limited capabillities it is a bit of a crude drawing. If anybody has ever worked on or with or just heard one of these run please reply. Tell me if I am even close to being correct, and what needs to be done to make it if not. I want to model this engine. Thanks.
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Your Miller was modified by National Transit? That's interesting
My brother told me it was one of 5 engines converted by National Transit.
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jswithers,

Is your Miller the only surviving example of that mod?

I am sure you all know by now but if not I will share this.

I was surfing on Youtube and found out that Coolspring's 600 Snow is now ALIVE!!!!

And she sounds NICE.
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Default Re: Worthington twin tandem double acting gas engines

Yes there is a pretty extensive thread going on about it in the gas engine section of this forum.
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Stormlord5500,
I got the copys of the Cooper drawings. They are too big for e-mail so they are copied to a disc. PM me with your address and I will send the information along.
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Thank you so much Mr. Hazzard. Once I get things up and running I will be putting those to good use. Thanks to everybody who were involved with copying those plans for me.
How is the Cooper doing anyway? She taking to her new home well?
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The Cooper runs good now. It will be running for our show in August. If you want to come up the dates for the show are 8/14 to 8/17. We are 12 miles east of Lancaster PA on route 30.
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