FRENCH STEAM LOCOMOTIVE VIRTUAL MUSEUM PICTURE GALLERY
Gaston du Bousquet
Although those were not themodynamics marvels
his locomotives were remarkably well engineered, featured an
increased L.P. engine efficiency and their architecture I'll
detail elsewhere became what was called "Du
Bousquet - De Glehn" or French type compound,
used on all types of French compound before André
Chapelon designs, and after by others designers.
|Du Bousquet's Ten-Wheel, his most known serie.||Introduced in 1908|
|Proof of their qualities, they
remained in service
during more than 60 years!
|Du Bousquet's BALTIC featuring water tubes boiler.|
Many types of very advanced and excellent performers tank engines. The pictured type was tested for acceleration against electric automotive units (Sprague units of Paris underground Railways) and proven to be very superior.
|Unusual tandem 4 cylinders compound configuration
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