Class M number 484
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Mon Nov 16 23:02:58 EST 2009
Class M number 484 was sold as scrap at Roanoke on 5-30-1950.
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>The article says the crown sheet failed, but didn't specifically
>describe a complete boiler launch scenario. I'm assuming 484 would
>have been an M class 4-8-0 with a deckless cab? If the crown sheet
>blew but the boiler held, it's possible that the explosion blasted
>steam out through the fire door and killed the fireman standing
>behind the backhead, and injured the brakeman (presumably standing
>somewhere on the tender deck), but the engineer would have been
>relatively safe in his position at the side of the boiler. Does
>anyone know the subsequent history of no. 484? She would have only
>been 3 or 4 years old at the time, was she repaired and put back into service?
>>Bluefield Daily Telegraph
>>May 24, 1910
>>ENGINE BLOWS UP, KILLING FIREMAN CARVER
>>Engine No. 484 blew up this morning...
>>[It is difficult to understand how the engineer escaped
>>injury in a boiler explosion...
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