Rail roads and their tracks.

Hay Dude

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Looks like BB is measured by drawbar HP and the GE is unspecified where it is measured from.
Also tractive effort speed is unspecified on the BB
 

the old grind

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Some GE's (many in service and still being upgraded) have been ordered with an extra 20,000 lbs weight for traction. Apparently a train can run out of traction before it runs out of hp. Imagine that.
 

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I read this tonight about the BB...

From here:


"The tender originally carried 56,000 lb (25,401 kg) of coal in a front compartment. In the late 1940s, 10 in (254 mm) tall steel sideboards were added to the top of the coal compartment. The sideboards enabled an additional 8,000 lb (3,629 kg) of coal to be loaded, increasing the tender’s capacity to 64,000 lb (29,030 kg). A rear compartment held 24,000 gallons (90,850 L) of water for the -1 class and 25,000 gallons (94,635 L) of water for the -2 class. At full steam, a Big Boy engine would consume the tender’s coal and water supply in two hours, but a proper facility could replenish the coal and water in eight minutes."
 

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Before UP rebuilt 4014, their big locomotive was Challenger 3985, a 4-6-6-4. Big Boy 4014 is a 4-8-8-4. Here is a pretty impressive video of 3985 near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Unfortunately, 3985 is worn badly enough to need a total rebuild and has been retired.
 
  
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Historical, industrial question. What is this and where is it located? :D
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Been on some cog trains in Europe.
Is this lookout mt?
 
 
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