Crab Orchard and Egyptian steam engine 17 in Marion, IL

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The first order of business is picking up an empty piggyback flat from the MP interchange track. While the engine is under power the fireman throws some sand into the firebox to clean out the flues in the locomotives boiler. The sand scrapes off some of the soot as it passes through the flues and gives a nice smoky looking exhaust for a few seconds. Disk 111