Hello everybody, and welcome back. In this post I’ve got some more photos from the Toronto ferry Trillium. We’ll start in the engineroom and then have a look at one of the wheelhouses. Plus there’s a treat at the end.
One of the things I love about the Toronto ferries is that they’ve actually got most things painted and colour coded. In this case, red = has to do with the fire fighting system. These are part of the firefioghting system aboard the Trillium. The photo on above is the pump in the engineroom while the photo on the below is on the main deck
At some point, the Trillium was refit to be a *diesel* boiler system, instead of coal or some other fuel. These photos above are of the boilers, as seen from the walkway in the engineroom. They take up a great deal of the available space.
This is a photo of one of Trillium’s diesel generators.
These are photos of the actual machinery that drives the wheels- the first photo is from below decks in the engineering space while the second photo is from the main deck, and you can see the main engineer’s control station. This is fully visible to passengers during operations. The third photo is another view of those controls which the engineer uses to do their portion.
Here are some photos from one of the wheelhouses- as you can see, it’s fairly modern. It’s even got a bow and stern thruster (which are necessary, as the two wheels rotate together and cannot be separated.) The Telegraph to the engineer’s station is entirely necessary and functional, of course.
Finally, here is a video of Trillium‘s machinery actually working- this is a view available to passengers on the main deck during passenger operations. This video is courtesy of my colleague Terry Syrett, and was taken during Trillium‘s sea trials this summer. As I understand it this is close to top speed, but Trillium‘s top speed is not impressive.