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February 16, 2017 09:21AM avatar
Casey Akin Wrote:
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> This is a good question, I hope someone more
> knowledgeable than me will answer it!
>
> You could always dump the fire, but then you have
> the risk of a roundhouse fire. Maybe steam pipe
> into the firebox to try to extinguish the fire? I
> would imagine tender water would be too cold, and
> risk boiler / firebox fracture. Maybe dump the
> fire and hose it down afterwords?
>
> Casey

A couple of things to consider:

The fire in the boiler of a locomotive going into the 'house is going to be very low. They're putting it to bed, and the fire might be banked, or being allowed to die down. Some places, actually dumped the fires outside before putting the engine into the house, then hooked the boiler up to house steam to keep pressure in the boiler without having a fire in the firebox.

Even if it had some fire in the box when it bulldozed its way to freedom, once all the dust settled, it would be a pretty simple matter to dump the fire into the ashpan and let it die out.
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