Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

November 20, 2011 06:06AM
mikerowe Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Those 2'-gauge Garratts are WAY bigger than
> anything running in Maine; if I remember
> correctly, they weigh in at about 60 tons, whereas
> most of the Maine 2' locomotives are on the order
> of 10 tons or so. It might well be necessary to
> re-rail everything to accommodate such weights,
> depending on the weight of the rail currently on
> the ground.
>
> Mike

Mike, you are correct that a Garratt would not fit in with the historic theme of the Maine museums, but as to the weights of Maine two foot gauge locos I think you may be off just a little. The SR&RL 23 (admittedly the largest in Maine) weighed in at 63,000 pounds...just a tad more than 10 tons. I believe the mainline of the WW&F museum is mostly 55 lb. and 60 lb. rail.The Garratt would probably still be a rail buster however!
Keith
Subject Author Posted

The last "good" Garratts for sale

Trevor Heath November 18, 2011 02:39AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

jcpatten November 18, 2011 07:07AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Steve Singer November 18, 2011 07:18AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

survivingworldsteam November 18, 2011 09:14AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

snowtownbob November 18, 2011 01:03PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Gavin Hamilton November 18, 2011 01:41PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Trevor Heath November 18, 2011 07:28PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

74ford November 19, 2011 09:50AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Mik November 19, 2011 10:08AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

mikerowe November 19, 2011 01:36PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Steve Singer November 19, 2011 01:54PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

mikerowe November 19, 2011 02:42PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Steve Singer November 19, 2011 04:21PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Keith Taylor November 20, 2011 06:06AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Trevor Heath November 20, 2011 08:11AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

Eugene Blabey November 19, 2011 07:25PM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

weston1879 November 20, 2011 04:12AM

Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

snowtownbob November 22, 2011 03:44AM

Kalahari Mikado performance Attachments

Don Newing November 23, 2011 07:43AM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login