Coal delivery 1910

Re: Coal delivery 1910

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:16 pm

rberq wrote:I wonder what fuel that tugboat runs on, and how it can carry enough to move all those barges....

It doesn't have to, it looks like about 200 tons of fuel in each barge. If you look at the tug, you'll see a long plank from the house to a smaller barge that is pretty low on coal. They could probably circumnavigate the globe (in a tugboat :shock: ) with that setup. :D
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Re: Coal delivery 1910

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:35 pm

Pittsburgh still has the centralized steam plant for many of the buildings, a lot more modern now.
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Re: Coal delivery 1910

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:38 pm

rberq wrote:I wonder what fuel that tugboat runs on, and how it can carry enough to move all those barges....


That tugboat's fuel was coal and it had the power of steam. The power that once moved the World. Steam the force that made vast distances melt away in hours instead of days. Trains that raced the Sun as they stormed west and east on ribbons of gleaming rails. Great Ocean Liners that made light of a trans oceanic voyage that took weeks rather than many months in ships that were at the mercy of the winds. The force that brought the world to your town no matter how remote and its goods to your very doorstep for the first time since Prehistoric Man discovered fire.
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