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Re: Track Pans for Steam Locos
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Author:  Dennis Hogan [ Thu Apr 16, 1998 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Track Pans for Steam Locos

Serves me right for not reading the article carefully! Marker lights were used by PRR to indicate beginning, middle, and end of track pans. Makes sense. A mere sign would not be visible at night. Employee tt's indicated location of the pans.<br>Railroad Museum of Penn. has 5 PRR tenders equipped with water scoops.<br>In the States, there were track pans used by NYC, PRR, New Haven, Milwaukee Road, Maine Central, Reading, Jersey Central, B&O, and Michigan Central.<br>The British used them extensively. Even had one in a tunnel. They used them with their Deltic diesels to refill a steam generator reservoir after steam locomotives ceased in regular service. <p><br>

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