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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

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  by NYSW3614
 
Seeking some information on the former PP&L fireless engines. Have seen two now, the restored 0-8-0 at RRMPA and the un-restored 0-6-0 at Hamburg on the R&N.

Joshua

  by railroadcarmover
 
I love the title to you gave them. LOL

  by Ken W2KB
 
What info are you seeking on the fireless locomotives?

  by NYSW3614
 
Anything.

  by Ken W2KB
 
Sort of a broad question. Many generating stations had them to switch coal hoppers, oil and chlorine tank cars, etc. Since there was a ready source of high pressure steam from the plant's boilers, there was no need for the complexity (expense) of fuel and a firebox and a fireman to tend it. The cookers would return as needed to a steam connection, a flexilbe metallic hose with appropriate valving, to refill when pressure dropped. They operated when full at much higher pressures than conventional locomotives and refilled when the pressure dropped towards a couple hundred pounds.

Petroleum refineries also used them to elimiate the potential of ignniting a fire or explosion from the firebox.

  by NYSW3614
 
Ok thank you. How about their history at PP&L?

Joshua