The smokebox door being opened by myself and the twins so that we can remove the two plugs to wash out the boiler side of the tubeplate and the barrel.  This is done last once all the rubbish has been removed from the boiler sides and tubes.  The Smokebox and tubeplate is then given the once over with the hose to get rid of any rubbish stuck on the inside of the smokebox, ie soot etc.
The smokebox door being opened by myself and the twins so that we can remove the two plugs to wash out the boiler side of the tubeplate and the barrel. This is done last once all the rubbish has been removed from the boiler sides and tubes. The Smokebox and tubeplate is then given the once over with the hose to get rid of any rubbish stuck on the inside of the smokebox, ie soot etc.
Credit: Chris Perkins, 16 April 2005