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  • Source of Mountain Man's Winter of Discontent

    Now we know why he is so frustrated.


  • #2
    His ChooChoo doesn't work
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
      His ChooChoo doesn't work
      He can't build up enough steam...or...his drivers are slipping...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by johns624 View Post

        He can't build up enough steam...or...his drivers are slipping...
        That kind of thing happens as we age!

        Regards,
        Dennis
        If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

        Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johns624 View Post

          He can't build up enough steam...or...his drivers are slipping...
          He's got plenty of hot air and methane........................
          Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

          Prayers.

          BoRG

          http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8757/snap1ws8.jpg

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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          • #6
            If only you knew the truth...

            Last edited by Mountain Man; 02 Feb 20, 10:12.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tuebor View Post
              Now we know why he is so frustrated.

              a - fifty year winter of discontent?

              It's a cute video. My father bought grain along an old former Grand Pacific 50lb grasshopper track. In the winter, you would see an old wooden snowplow in front of four six axle GMD'S BUCKING through the hardened drifts .
              Last edited by marktwain; 02 Feb 20, 10:59.
              The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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              • #8
                Too bad all you complainers can't keep up. I'm not even moving at full speed. I think you can buy some pills for that off the TV.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by johns624 View Post

                  He can't build up enough steam...or...his drivers are slipping...
                  They have pills for that now....

                  (Hey MM....just how fast is that engine going? and how much is it pulling?)
                  ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
                  IN MARE IN COELO

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jose50 View Post

                    They have pills for that now....

                    (Hey MM....just how fast is that engine going? and how much is it pulling?)
                    They were designed as heavy haulers, each one replacing three standard locomotives on the grades of Wyoming and Utah. In service there, they hauled 120 cars (130 tons loaded weight each) at 40mph. In the video I posted, No. 4014- last of it's kind -is hauling a string of 26 passenger cars at 75 mph. Top speed for the 4-8-8-4 is 80 mph. Rated horsepower is 6300 with 135,000 pounds tractive effort. Standard UP passenger car weighs around 65 tons plus 65-70 passengers:

                    FYI: current generation diesel locos can generate 4000 horsepower.
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                      They were designed as heavy haulers, each one replacing three standard locomotives on the grades of Wyoming and Utah. In service there, they hauled 120 cars (130 tons loaded weight each) at 40mph. In the video I posted, No. 4014- last of it's kind -is hauling a string of 26 passenger cars at 75 mph. Top speed for the 4-8-8-4 is 80 mph. Rated horsepower is 6300 with 135,000 pounds tractive effort. Standard UP passenger car weighs around 65 tons plus 65-70 passengers:

                      FYI: current generation diesel locos can generate 4000 horsepower.
                      ...god bless American machinery...
                      ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
                      IN MARE IN COELO

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jose50 View Post

                        ...god bless American machinery...
                        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jose50 View Post

                          ...god bless American machinery...
                          aMEN TO THAT...
                          THE engine arrived just in time for War duty.... locomotive cockpit here.....
                          The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by marktwain View Post

                            a - fifty year winter of discontent?

                            It's a cute video. My father bought grain along an old former Grand Pacific 50lb grasshopper track. In the winter, you would see an old wooden snowplow in front of four six axle GMD'S BUCKING through the hardened drifts .
                            believe it or not.. I worked one of those old plows many times...……...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jeffdoorgunnr View Post

                              believe it or not.. I worked one of those old plows many times...……...
                              I've repaired the steel ones ( the CPR had retired all the wood fleet.) Air systems were tricky, to say the least. At least, on the prairies you were usually dealing with dry air - minus 40 C dry air( about minus 35 F )

                              did American rail use something like the old GMD diesels? ( four floating, two driving axles.)?
                              The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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