The photo you are referring to is a fire-tube boiler, and yes there are a
number of photos of those round boilers around. I showed one in the
presentation I did at Cocoa Beach on WWII rail transportation 8-10 years
ago. The water tube two drum boilers installed on the Victory ships and the
T-2 are not remotely like the photo you provided me. I would asked that you
provide the photo to John Barry and perhaps it will suit him. I am certain
that that type of marine boiler was installed in the British design WWII
freighters built in West Coast yards as well as at the Bath yard in Maine.
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Larry Sexton wrote:
I've never seen these boilers transported on railcars, and while I've look
hard for such a photo, that doesn't mean one doesn't exist. You could check
with the old hand at Foster Wheeler, Combustion Engineering and Babcock &
Wilcox to determine if the boilers were ever shipped by rail. Good luck.
As I said, Larry, look at p.364 in my Volume 5 on SP freight cars.
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