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Glossary Results for Word "Water Scoop"

Water Scoop First used on LNWR locomotives in 1860, this device allowed a moving locomotive to collect water from a water troughExplain 'Water Trough' laid between the running railsExplain 'Running Rails'. The scoop (mounted on the tenderExplain 'Tender' in tender engines) was lowered by hand when required to collect water. It was essential that the crew raised the scoop before the end of the trough or before the tender was filled to capacity and water spilled through the vent at the tender top. If it did, the leading vehicle would be showered with the excess water and, if there were any open windows, so would the unsuspecting passengers inside.