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Fire protection at Como?

October 11, 2018 07:48AM
I think all of us are amazed at the progress taking place at Como, Colorado, with the roundhouse being arguably the most historic narrow gauge structure in the state. But with all the progress, I have to wonder if it all could be lost in an hour to fire, especially with a wood burning locomotive about. Are there any plans to add some sort of fire protection to the site?

Also, are there any fire protection experts who visit here? What is the best way to protect an unheated structure that is subject to freezing temperatures? I've read you can have a water valve buried below the frost line that is connected to sensors in the building.

Roundhouses have been notorious for burning down, with oil-soaked wood and various ways present to ignite it. I was always surprised the one I worked in for 20 years didn't go up in flames. Besides Como, the roundhouse and buildings at Orbisonia could probably be easily lost also, truly a historic disaster.
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Fire protection at Como?

CVR220 October 11, 2018 07:48AM

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Jerry Huck October 11, 2018 08:29AM

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CVR220 October 11, 2018 07:26PM

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Phil Raynes October 11, 2018 08:53PM

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John Liebson October 12, 2018 04:52AM



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