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ATSF tenders

Postby Cowford » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:57 pm

I posted this elsewhere, but think this is the appropriate forum:

The Dec Trains magazine has an article about experiences firing on the ATSF. The pic (of a 2-10-2) jogged my memory about a question I've long had about ATSF tenders: Some have a large housing on top of (or sometimes behind?) the oil bunker... looks to stand about 4-5-ft high, the top of which is arched. In a couple pics I've seen, they appear to have access doors. Only thing I could come up with is that it's part of a bunker oil heating system. Orientation on the tender varies (as can be seen in the pics). Anyone ideas?

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Re: ATSF tenders

Postby Pat Fahey » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:07 pm

Hi Cowford
My guess it looks like a fire hose, housing, maybe the engine was in this type of service, with a fire Train. May I suggest you post the same photos and article on Railway Preservation news. http://www,rypn.org interchange.
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Re: ATSF tenders

Postby Cowford » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:40 pm

Mr Fahey, that was certainly not the answer I expected! But very much appreciate your input. I googled and confirmed it... interesting as I've never seen any other road's tenders so equipped.

Thanks again.
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