THE 'OROSS' STEAM TUGOne Rail Overhead Suspended System
Limited Edition from original artwork by Peter Barnfield
W32 THE 'OROSS' STEAM TUG - One Rail Overhead Suspended System
A section of the quiet western arm of the Myrtle Canal in Whimshire was used for part of the famous 'OROSS' experiments. By scrounging materials from abandoned jetties at the port of Quill and the remains of Wittermouth Old Pier, the OROSS company was able to build an inexpensive railway track above the canal in order to demonstrate its suspended steam tug principle. The wrecking of prototype No 1 after the collapse of a section of this overhead railway, which also destroyed part of an embankment and emptied the canal, brought experiments to an untimely end.