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Old 10-04-2013, 12:52 AM
Carl Jones Carl Jones is offline
 
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Here again people looking at old pictures of steamboats and all that black smoke will get the wrong impression. That black smoke was often there because the photographer asked for it. It is my understanding that the firemen and engineers prided themselves in how little smoke could be seen coming from the stacks. I am sure the old fire tub boilers would have a hard time passing the EPA. Over the years oil fired boilers have gotten more efficient and smaller per hP. Hope someone with more knowledge chimes in.
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