Re: Burned Up Engines
My first thought also was a heated, or "burned" crownsheet; but I don't have any evidence of that. But, how was anyone to know? If one knew that if he wrote up "burned crownsheet" on the bitch sheet (if that is what they called it in those days) he would be fired, one might just keep mum. I mean, if it held long enough to hold pressure after getting some water back on it, why say anything about it. On the other hand, I don't think of anything else other than the literal: catching an engine on fire. And I don't see that as a common event.