1. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Can anyone describe how the ash pan on a coal burning steam loco was constructed, (how many sections) and emptied? Was the mechanism for dumping the ashes inside the loco, or outside? Any photos of same available? [​IMG]

    Also, just out of curiosity, how did they empty the ash pit?
     
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Bill, try posting this on the CONRAIL Forum. There's a member named LEW who was a steam engineer on the NYC (MC?) and is very(!) knowledgeable about the construction and operation of steam locomotives. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ironhorseman

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    Thanks Hank .. I appreciate it. [​IMG]
     

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