Re: Kewanee boiler flat car load
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Like many things in life, it depends. It could be a heating boiler or a power boiler,
Both came in various sizes. A heating boiler would typically carry 15 PSI or so and
be formed of lighter gauge steel. The significant weight would be any refractory and
cast iron grates within the boiler.
The power boiler would be formed of heavier sheet steel and might weigh twice as much.
A wild ass guess from someone who has actually fired one of these things would put a
heating boiler of ordinary size at 2 to 5 tons. A power boiler maybe 10 or 12 tons.
Anyway, as many as would fit on a 40 foot flatcar would not look like an overloaded car.
If anyone were to question it, call them heating boilers. Still worried? Put crates of iron
iron grates, boiler fittings, and firebrick on an adjoining flat.
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 4:32 PM Allen Cain <Allencaintn@...> wrote: