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What is happening here?

Unread postby ssbobz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:12 pm

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I was just looking at old rail photos and at first I thought, it's a sanding tower, but it's over the stack and going into the hopper if I'm viewing it right.
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Re: What is happening here?

Unread postby JOHNtheREDNECK » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:06 pm

Looks like they are using the smoke stack as the world's biggest steam cleaner.
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Re: What is happening here?

Unread postby AmericanSteam » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 pm

While the locomotives were raising steam the thick smoke produced was captured by this arrangement to reduce the pollution of Chicago. The smoke was scrubbed (presumably with water spray) before being released to the atmosphere.
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Re: What is happening here?

Unread postby JohnS » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:32 am

the first picture looks like they are cleaning the flues and using the blower to blow it into a hopper.
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Re: What is happening here?

Unread postby ssbobz » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:26 am

The more you know ... *!!thnx!!*
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