The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95428   Message #1858601
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
14-Oct-06 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Subject: RE: What is smokestack lightnin'?
I lived for many years in Bundaberg, which was surrounded by cane fields - by the time I arrived, the cane trains had mostly been replaced by diesels, and the steamers retired to parks or museums/enthusiasts. I never heard any reference to fires started by sparks, and I think from the few I can remember clambering over as a kid, that they were coal fired.