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Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama
Posted by: Greg Scholl (IP Logged)
Date: January 12, 2012 03:02PM

Stewart Rhine Wrote:
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> Not a bad idea but I wonder... If you pull it to
> Chama with another locomotive you'll have to use
> enough idler cars so that the two locomotives are
> not on Cascade and Labato trestles at the same
> time. That makes for more train on the special
> move. Things to consider include braking a
> dead-in-tow heavy tonnage load well back in a
> train.
>
> It can be done, just takes some careful train
> handling.
>
> Stewart

Yes I forgot about the bridge weights when I was only considering height and side clearance in the above post. One thing you could consider would be to pull it with the 19 across the bridges. That might be acceptable. I guess its all a mute point until they would
decide to replace 483 with a K37 from Antontio!
Greg



Subject Written By Posted
  An alternative Steam engine for Chama Greg Scholl 01/12/2012 09:31AM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama CharlieMcCandless 01/12/2012 09:40AM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama John C 01/12/2012 12:27PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama weston1879 01/12/2012 01:20PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama Roger Mitchell 01/12/2012 01:31PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama Greg Scholl 01/12/2012 02:01PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama Stewart Rhine 01/12/2012 02:43PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama Greg Scholl 01/12/2012 03:02PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama rehunn 01/12/2012 04:07PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama - been there done that Earl 01/12/2012 04:48PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama - been there done that CharlieMcCandless 01/12/2012 07:04PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama - been there done that chamafun463 01/12/2012 07:41PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama - been there done that Earl 01/12/2012 10:00PM
  Re: An alternative Steam engine for Chama - been there done that South Park 01/12/2012 10:37PM
  483 and 492 Asbestos Removal Dick Cowles 01/13/2012 10:29AM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal South Park 01/14/2012 02:18AM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal Dick Cowles 01/14/2012 09:23AM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal John Cole 01/14/2012 10:47AM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal Greg Raven 01/14/2012 12:18PM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal John Cole 01/14/2012 01:28PM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal Russo Loco 01/14/2012 04:42PM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal John Cole 01/14/2012 05:52PM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal Greg Scholl 01/15/2012 08:41AM
  Re: 483 and 492 Asbestos Removal John Cole 01/15/2012 09:24AM


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