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Old 11-05-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Default Can a Stern or Sidewheeler go in reverse?

I was thinking......can a steamboat with paddlewheels go in reverse? I mean, the steam piston can only go in one direction. A steam locomotive has a special armature attached to the piston rods to transfer motion in a reverse direction if needed. But a steamboat? A stern wheeler? If it does, HOW can that be?

Who else but we steamboat nuts would be in bed at night and come up with that question? And where else but here could it be answered?

Many thanks.
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