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 Posted: Thu Sep 1st, 2016 03:31 am
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njoy em all Manfred



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Show every Summer at Kinzers PA.

Those things take about 25 turns of the steering wheel (no power steering, for some reason :-) ) to get around a turn, but at the pace they travel, there's plenty of time to get the job done. Should have air conditioning also, driver right behind a big firebox, and working in a cloud of steam.

Not my idea of fun..

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Those oldtimers where a different breed ,a lot tougher than we are a couple cans of beans a strip bacon and up they go for a couple hundred miles looking for precious metals !



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saw a video of a tractor pull and some one entered a steam tractor it didn't go fast but it didn't slow or stop either



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A "benefit that the old drivers used frequently (and some do now) is the top of the firebox is a big frying pan, that they would use when hungry, was to throw a few eggs and a "rasher" of bacon there to cook their breakfast. When I first heard this I thought-"on that. dirty thing?" Later, I realized that no germ or other baddie could exist there, because of the heat. Just some harmless dirt--and probably the least that they would ingest that day.

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I remember cooking my supper on the mud drums of boilers if I worked in the steam plant, on the process side we used the hot oil heaters for cooking. This was in 1970.



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