Coal burners

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Wed Apr 27 12:30:41 EDT 2011

Anthracite burned at a much slower rate than bituminous. Therefore, grates had to be much larger so more of it could be burned at one time to get the equivalent release of BTUs.


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What was the significant engineering difference in an "anthracite" coal burning locomotive, or any other coal burning locomotive?

Gene A.

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