Steam Locomotive Stay Bolts - Museum Of Transportation


Steam Locomotive Stay Bolts - Museum Of Transportation
Stay bolts

These are stay bolts on a steam locomotive on display at The National Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood, Missouri. Stay bolts are used to reinforce the inner and outer flat metal sheets of the locomotive's boiler. Without stay bolts, due to the high amount of pressure inside the boiler, the flat sheets would loose their flatness, which could then lead to the boiler walls failing in a bad way.

Photograph taken: Kirkwood, Missouri. March 6, 2005.

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