Drop the fire!

andrewfowler

Joined October 2008

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In days gone by, when something went wrong on a steam engine (not enough water in the boiler, for example), sometimes it was necessary to get rid of the fire as quickly as possible to stop the boiler blowing up! The fireman would use a special long-handled shovel to remove the burning coals, as seen here. The job of the engine crews was a tough one!

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