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QUOTE: Originally posted by Isambard
What was the purpose of the "Doghouse" found on top of some steam locomotive tenders of railroads such as the Missouri Pacific and the Frisco? Obviously it was to house a crew member, or it appears two in some cases. When was the Doghouse used?
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QUOTE: Originally posted by Modelcar
...The location of "doghouses" implies the occupant probably was subjected to steam and water flying past and cinders, etc. from the engine stack...and I wonder if they had any steam piped to the little enclosure to warm it in the winter...Wind would have whipped around it in some fashion too....Doesn't sound like a very hospitable environment.
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