Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Re: D&RGW 499

December 03, 2011 02:16PM
Now with operations at the C&TS being under AHR and the fact that K-37 fans will always have a better chance of seeing a "37"
on "better Turf" ( much friendler track conditions) the C&TS .The K-37 were never well suited for the Silverton Branch. If you talk to the shop force as I did when I worked there they say that 497 was so tight on curves for example on the high line that the "rigid stays would leak profusly until they almost got into Tacoma and then would seal up unexpectantly. I always thought the "37's were cool engines but they were not popular with the old "grande"heads. They broke spring hangers
like spitting busted "teeth" and they had the basic running gear from the K-36 with a c-41 big heavy antiquated boiler on board. When you find the degree of curvature on the Silverton Branch verses the Main Line and Farmington Branchs then you will see why the 497 did not work well on the D&S.

Even a supprise is the K-36 on the D&S. I would say and I'm not streching it, we broke at least several spring hangers a month on at
least two engines,all K-36s. As an example the K-28s have a keen style of flexing joint or a two piece hanger with an upper hanger and a joint
which allows the hangers to have less stress on those very sharp curves both on the high line and above MP 488 where the curves are slightly sharper. The guys in the shop[ talked about re engineering the same type
of hanger for the "36s" but to my knowledge it has never happened.Even the K-36 with all its sucess on the Silverton branch and the D&SNG was never designed for the K-36.
Subject Author Posted

D&RGW 499

NGJunkie November 30, 2011 08:55PM

Re: D&RGW 499

BrianJ November 30, 2011 09:24PM

497 was Re: D&RGW 499

dougvv December 01, 2011 01:03AM

Re: D&RGW 499

Kelly Anderson December 01, 2011 03:39AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 01, 2011 04:40AM

Re: D&RGW 499 Attachments

WilliamDiehl December 01, 2011 06:28AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 01, 2011 09:44AM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 01, 2011 09:06AM

Re: D&RGW 499 Attachments

Steve Dickey December 01, 2011 09:28AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 01, 2011 09:53AM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 01, 2011 11:56AM

Re: D&RGW 499

wisconsinmike December 01, 2011 02:58PM

Re: D&RGW 499 Another public urinal

craig December 01, 2011 10:44AM

Re: D&RGW 499 Another public urinal

drgwk37 December 01, 2011 11:58AM

Re: D&RGW 499 Another public urinal

Mike Stillwell December 01, 2011 03:41PM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 September 24, 2018 01:21PM

Re: D&RGW 499

wcohen December 02, 2011 08:52AM

Re: D&RGW 499

edowty December 03, 2011 02:16PM

Re: D&RGW 499

Tomstp December 03, 2011 05:00PM

Re: D&RGW 499

edowty December 03, 2011 09:14PM

Re: D&RGW 499

hank December 04, 2011 12:31PM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 04, 2011 01:32PM

Re: D&RGW 499

CharlieMcCandless December 04, 2011 06:36PM

Re: D&RGW 499

Tomstp December 04, 2011 07:26PM

Re: D&RGW 499

edowty December 04, 2011 10:28PM

Re: D&RGW 499

wisconsinmike December 04, 2011 10:31PM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 05, 2011 04:44AM

Re: D&RGW 499

edowty December 05, 2011 06:33AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 05, 2011 06:39AM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 05, 2011 06:57AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 05, 2011 07:04AM

Re: D&RGW 499

Fritz Klinke December 05, 2011 09:12AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 05, 2011 09:20AM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 06, 2011 12:45PM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 06, 2011 02:07PM

Re: D&RGW 499

San Juan December 06, 2011 02:33PM

Re: D&RGW 499

Jeff Ramsey December 07, 2011 07:33AM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 07, 2011 08:51AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 07, 2011 04:57PM

Re: D&RGW 499

hank December 06, 2011 12:08PM

Re: D&RGW 499

drgwk37 December 06, 2011 12:19PM

Re: D&RGW 499

hank December 07, 2011 09:12AM

Re: D&RGW 499

S.B.A. December 08, 2011 11:41PM

Re: D&RGW 499

hank December 09, 2011 08:49AM

Re: D&RGW 499

J.B.Bane December 09, 2011 09:31AM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 09, 2011 11:12AM

Re: D&RGW 499

mikerowe December 09, 2011 12:12PM

Re: D&RGW 499

NGJunkie December 09, 2011 12:54PM

Re: D&RGW 499

Jim Grigsby December 09, 2011 01:47PM

Re: D&RGW 499

J.B.Bane December 09, 2011 02:26PM

Re: D&RGW 499 Attachments

NGJunkie December 11, 2011 08:08PM

Re: D&RGW 499

MD Ramsey December 09, 2011 02:59PM

Re: D&RGW 499

Ross Miller December 09, 2011 09:17PM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login