Thursday, March 24, 2005

Re: Burned Up Engines


I believe that's scorching a crownsheet for sustained lack of water over same. If the engine crew + head-end brakeman survive – that is, if the boiler doesn't blow up, then the hogger gets canned since he has the access to the waterpumps/injector and also the tri-cocks and is fully responsible for the well-being of the locomotive to whiuch he's assigned. Obviously a new firebox would typically be required and the cost would be heavy i terms of time and materials consumed to rectify the damage.