In this view we see the high pressure piston on the right, the 8-ton flywheel in the back center, the two balls of the governor to the right of the flywheel, and the ammonia compressor on the left behind a small engine that is on display.
When it was in service, it operated at 80 rpm.
Obviously, this is the primary operator's position since it has all of the gauges. Unfortunately, the text on each gauge is the manufacture's name rather than what it is measuring. But it is still interesting to zoom in because you can read the scale of the gauges. Note that some of scales start below zero (are negative).
- 0 to 200
- -20 (I estimate, bad glare) to 80
- -30 to 140
- 0 to 30
- -30 to 300
A video of another big (1000 HP) Corliss steam engine that is preserved Silver Creek Museum, Freeport, IL.