A Happy New Year to All!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!
Every year the Chief Engineer of the Pratt Institute in New York City, Conrad Milster, sets up steam whistles from all kinds of things like ships, factories and vehicles and connects them to the steam pipes of the power plant at the institute. A midnight on New Years Eve he blows in the New Year in fine style.
You can see and hear lots of the whistles at this site:
New Years Steam Whistles

Here is a Steam Calliope giving a rousing entry to the new year.

It is a beautiful piece of machinery.


Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.


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