How much coal does the locomotive use?

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How much coal does the locomotive use?

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On a typical roundtrip the fireman will have to shovel about 200 pounds of coal into the locomotive’s firebox. The amount depends on the fireman’s skill and the locomotive. Every locomotive fires differently and has its own idiosyncrasies. The locomotive tenders hold one ton tons of coal.

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On a typical roundtrip the fireman will have to shovel from five to seven tons of coal into the locomotive’s firebox. The amount depends on the fireman’s skill and the locomotive. Every locomotive fires differently and has its own idiosyncrasies. The locomotive tenders hold ten tons of coal.