Pickering Lumber 2 Heisler
Nelson Riedel, Nelson@NelsonsLocomotive.com
6/29/2004, last updated 12/13/2008
Getscher sent the following photos of Pickering No 2 located at Travel
in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. It is three-tuck 75 ton
locomotive built in 1918. Of particular interest to me was the
oil tank and the cab configuration of an oil burner --- I plan to make an
oil burner. More data on the locomotive is
|Update 12/12/2008: Mike went back to
Griffin Park this past summer and took some photos of the Heisler
oil burner and sent three to add to the web site.
The photo at right shows the oil nozzle and a hinged
damper. Not that the fire pan is fitted part way into
the fire box.
|This shows the damper at a slightly different angle
and gives a good perspective of the curved bottom of the fire pan.
|This photo was taken from near the front of the fire pan looking toward the rear. The profile of the
curved fire pan and the relationship to the bottom of the boiler is
Mike was intrigued by the small chute near rear of the fire pan.
It looks like there was an identical one on the other side.
I believe this chute is an air input vent. The piece inside
the vent is probably a damper. It is my understanding
that early oil burners has these side vents. Later
designs had vents in the firebox door in place of these side vents.
Data on late Heisler oil burners is at
Burner. Those interested in oil burners may also check out
the oil burners used on the late Garratt locomotives at