Re: Kewanee boiler flat car load
I agree with Chuck. One of my additional duties in the Army made me the facility manager for an armory building that was a WPA project in 1936. It was heated by a boiler that looked just like that model. During my tenure there, they replaced the heating system. They had to cut the boiler up into pieces to get it out because they had put it in place in the basement boiler/mechanical room and built the building over it. I got to see some construction photos, a couple hundred men and wheelbarrows pushing concrete up ramps to pour into the forms. (the building was poured concrete). Those guys on those WPA projects really worked.
Back to the boiler, I ended up disposing of the boiler and all of the radiators, total scrap was about 13000 pounds. I figure a ton for the radiators and the rest was boiler, so I guess somewhere between 5 and 5 and a half tons. At some point in it's life it had been converted from coal burning to gas burning so I don't know if the conversion changed the weight.
On 12/9/2020 5:50 PM, Ralph W. Brown wrote: