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Firing the Steam Locomotive by the Reading Company. This reprint is of a handbook first written in 1947 by the Reading Company, FIRING THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE it served as the handbook for the last generation of locomotive firemen. Within its chapters you’ll find a breakdown of the fireman’s responsibilities, including how to prepare and inspect the fire, how to fire different types of coal, and how to correct bad fire conditions. The text also includes a description of steam locomotive mechanics, with detailed discussions of the stoker, the grates, the boiler, water systems, smoke and draft control, and the superheater. It’s a fascinating reference for thesteam fan, hobbyist, or anyone who ever wondered “How did that work?” Chapters are;
Safety
Crew cooperation
Firemans duties
Coal
Combustion
Fire conditions
The stoker
The grate
The locomotive boiler
Locomotive water systems
Smoke control and draft control
The superheater

Softcover, 120 pages, 205mm x 255mm, b&w photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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