Re: Hinckley & Schmitt water car

Charles Peck

With at least some types of injectors, it would be possible to blow steam back into a tender cistern. 
Also possible that engines normally operating in extreme cold regions may have had heating coils 
in the cistern. Steam heat was commonly used in oil tenders that carried Bunker C. 
Chuck Peck

On Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at 10:18 AM Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:
Hi Phillip,
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!
Claus Schlund
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Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:19 AM
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?.

On Fri, 8 Apr 2022, 20:08 ron christensen via, <> wrote:
I found this picture in a group of unsorted pictures.
 I did not take the picture, probably bought it.
It was with a group of Iowa pictures. There wasn't anything written on the back.
HSTX 1008
Ron Christensen

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