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 Post subject: Hercules fireless article
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:15 pm 

From Michigan. Photo with article.

http://www.lakeshoreguardian.com/_2001/_072001/dinky.htm
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 Post subject: Re: Hercules fireless article
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:16 pm 

Retired in 1994? Sounds like a contender for America's last industrial steam operation. Does anyone know of any others that were still running later than that?

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 Post subject: Re: Hercules fireless article
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:50 pm 

> Retired in 1994? Sounds like a contender for
> America's last industrial steam operation.
> Does anyone know of any others that were
> still running later than that?

WAsn't there one running at a plant in East TN up until about the same time period.

The more I learn about fireless locomotives, the more I notice that there were more than I thought running in my life time, almost makes me wonder if there still is one in operation stuck out in between coal piles in some power plant some where.....


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hercules fireless article
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:40 pm 

The fireless cooker in Tennessee was the National Rayon Co. engine, which was put on display in Elizabethton a couple years ago. If I remember correctly she was retired in 1990, but was rumored to have been the last one running.

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