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Insulating layer - good possibility.
You also wrote: "On the other hand whoever heard of a steam locomotive with
a lagged tender tank?". Good question - could the water in the tender freeze?
Why not? Perhaps there is a way to inject steam into the tender cistern to keep
the water from freezing if a locomotive is out in extreme cold for extended
periods of time? Just a guess on my part!
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Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:19
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Hinckley &
Schmitt water car
I think we are looking at an insulating layer if you enlarge the
picture you can see lots of vertical lines that might be a wrapping of
insulation. Insulating a water car that might freeze would seem logical as
expanding ice could burst the tank. On the other hand whoever heard of a steam
locomotive with a lagged tender tank?.
I found this picture in a group of unsorted
I did not take the picture, probably bought it.
with a group of Iowa pictures. There wasn't anything written on the