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...like Jeff:

Mosied over to the Henry Ford Museum today to wander around for a while. Happened to catch a group of presenters-in-training being taught the startup sequence for the Corliss steam engine in the museum. (entire sequence take about a half hour of oiling every bushing in the thing, then releasing the brake) The museum runs it on compressed air, at maybe a tenth of the speed it ran at in service, but still quite a sight.

someone else's video of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvjs06GA-FM

Steve
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