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Old 03-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #691
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What do you mean by Gen Set engine?

Aren't all diesel-electrics by nature gen sets on wheels?
One example:

http://www.gwrr.com/about_us/communi...locomotives.be
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #692
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The video Jurgen posted explains the difference between a regular diesel/electric and a gen set.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:42 PM   #693
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #694
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Klay where is this? Looks similar to the shortline I started my career on.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #695
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I like trains....got myself a book at the local charity thrift store. 2003 edition and priced right at $1.00. Original price was $65.00, I gave them $5.00 for that one and another rather "expensive when new" recent book.Oh! Thank you very much they said.

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #696
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:21 PM   #697
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Train peeps- what is the right way to pick up a wrecked train? A tracked crane???
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #698
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Train peeps- what is the right way to pick up a wrecked train? A tracked crane???
Sidewinders. Search R J Corman or Hulcher.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:44 PM   #699
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Wifey and I decided to take the Light Rail and check on the progress of the Denver Union Station project, ride the new West Light Rail Line, and train spot.

Denver Union Station and the new train hall canopy




BNSF coal looking south from Millenium Bridge






Closeup!


Looking north from Millenium Bridge toward the Denver Union Station Light Rail station
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #700
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Last month we had a rather serious train accident here in Belgium.

Some footage: http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuw...ain_explosions

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #701
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With all the solid oil and ethanol trains traversing the countryside, it is kind of surprising that we have not had a similar derailment and explosion here.
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BNSF coal looking south from Millenium Bridge


Here in Australia, to unload the coal and iron ore, the wagon goes on to a 'thing' that unhitches the wagon, clamps it, rotates it up and over so that coal falls out and then rotates it back around and the loco pulls to forward to the next wagon.




Same thing where you are?

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Looks like it--



I'd like to see the loading process, IIRC in the Powder River Basin (and probably at other mines the trains slow, but don't stop)

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #704
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I saw a train loading a few weeks back in central queensland from a hopper
the train was slow but I dont think it stopped either
would take a lot more power to stop start than just go slow
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #705
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So, I've decided to take a weekend/long weekend motorcycle trip up to the Powder River Basin one of these days. It may be next summer, actually, but we'll see. I'll probably stick to Wyoming but could jaunt up to Montana, also. I'd like to visit Crawford, Nebraska's Crawford Hill double horseshoe curve.
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