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Another steamer bites the dust

This is from a private Facebook from my hometown. A member, pro photog, likes posting old buildings, most abandoned or about to be torn down. This one, however, is being saved. An old apartment building just off downtown. Alas, the steam system isn't as lucky as the building.


  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    Pretty much a locomotive boiler. That old coal cart is quite the sight. Wow.
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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    Think of emptying the ashes-is there a cart for that?
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
    Not a cart- that's the hopper you shoveled coal into. The stoker then fed it to the firebox as needed.

    Let me guess- heat pumps going in?
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