Paul and All:
Took a break this weekend from breaking expensive engine parts, inhaling fiberglass, and accidently overspraying the car with blue paint to go to the mountains to escape the heat. Nadia and I had a fine time riding an old Shay locamotive that was used to haul timber in the mountains of West Virginia. Although calculated differently so there is no exact estimation of power, the engineer's best guess was that old number 11 could develop about 1700 or 1800 hp and probably used 1300 to push the cars up the mountain. The timber trains always kept the engines on the downhill side. These Shay models were worm gear driven rather than rod driven. Lots of fun, great sites, and nice people.
After spending so much time near the bay communities and seeing every house with an old boat in their yard, I was struck to see nothing of the sort in WV! We need to drum up some interest among the mountain folk. They have lots of land to store old boats on. LOL