Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: duluth ,minnesota
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in 1952, when i sailed on the silvania on the great lakes (triple expansion steam engine) the boilers were hand fired. as oiler, one of my jobs was to start up the ash elevator and sluce the ashes over the side while the coal passer shoveled the ashes into the ash elevator buckets from the fire room floorplates.you would not be able to get rid of the ashes like that now. because of pollution laws, so where would you get rid of the ashes?
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