Tarheel Todd· Registered
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:ditto: :thThumbsU'Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel' was one of my favorite books as a kid.
Thanks! That's great - I'd love to see one work in person one day.
Engineer, and fireman in the cab of a steam loco. In the mountains, you could have a second person to shovel coal forward or into the firebox. I prefer firing an oil burner over thinking about firing a coal burner. Headend brakeman could also be put to work moving coal.So these shovels, how many people operate them?
Trains have several, someone to stoke the fire, the conductor, maybe even a third monitoring pressure and water level.
Do these shovels require two people to operate? Also how often did they have to restock fuel? Its not like they have a tender behind them.