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On the importance of proper water level

December 26, 2018 01:17PM avatar
A week or so ago there was some discussion of the importance of managing the boiler water level when tipping over Cumbres. Probably every fireman who hired out back in the old days heard stories about boiler explosions from the old timers. Even though SP was all diesel by the time I hired out, I remember hearing the stories from the hogheads I worked with. And the pictures were always scary. I ran across a few small prints I acquired somewhere along the line of an explorer on the SP in 1946 at Bosque, Arizona. The devastation is pretty impressive.

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I guess the Rio Grande fireman were trained well because I am not aware of anything to awful happening on the ng.

JBWX
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John West December 26, 2018 01:17PM

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John Cole December 26, 2018 01:31PM

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Earl December 26, 2018 01:39PM

Two different accidents?

John West December 26, 2018 02:01PM

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Russo Loco December 26, 2018 08:42PM

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Charlie Mutschler December 26, 2018 01:34PM

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Earl December 26, 2018 01:36PM

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jim pallow December 26, 2018 03:21PM



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