April 24, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair) :

1. There are at present two engines equipped with the device known as the Cleveland cylinder, one passenger and one freight engine. But before adopting this cylinder, one of the smaller freight engines at Moncton was fitted with the cylinder and put on the road ; the men operating the engine were very well pleased with its work-sufficiently so to justify us in having one of the new engines built by tlie Baldwin Company fitted out with this device, with a considerable improvement. This engine has been in operation on the road and has given satisfaction.
2. Twelve engines are now in course of construction with the Cleveland cylinder.
3. Various tests in various ways have been made from time to time ; a test was made with a Baldwin compound engine of the same size and capacity, by an independent engineer, Mr. Geo. S. Hodgins, of the Canadian. Locomotive Works, Kingston-four round trips were made during this test with each engine, and the average consumption of fuel was found equally favourable in the case of the Cleveland as with the Baldwin compound. The Cleveland showed some evidence of superiority on two of the trips and the Baldwin on the other two, but the average speed was higher with the Cleveland engine ; the Cleveland also doing her work easier on our heavier grades. One great advantage of the Cleveland over the Baldwin compound, in the opinion of competent engineers, is that the cost of repairs would be less. On the whole, the department has felt itself justified in having a portion of the engines which are now being constructed for the Intercolonial Railway to the number of twelve, constructed with cylinders on this principle.

Topic:   I.C.R.-CLEVELAND CYLINDER.
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