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  1. I can't say for sure, but it might have been...

    I can't say for sure, but it might have been because the Gs were mixed traffic locos (British speak for freight and passenger). In the same way, only 4 of the boiler fitted F units were Tuscan. ...
  2. Rick, Those look just the ticket. I think...

    Rick,

    Those look just the ticket. I think DGLE looks just that little more tasteful than the Tuscan.

    Rob.
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    Maybe not a good idea to have empty flats at the...

    Maybe not a good idea to have empty flats at the head end on that grade? I have always understood that it should be loads at the front with empties behind.
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    The New Haven was indeed special, as was it's...

    The New Haven was indeed special, as was it's catenery. I don't think that anybody else used the 'tri-angular' form, not just in the US but in the world. Then, of course, the motive power was all...
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    No, the line between Plymouth and Newton Abbot...

    No, the line between Plymouth and Newton Abbot has grades of about 3%. During the change over from steam to diesel it was common to see both diesel piloting steam and steam piloting diesel (with...
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    Alan, The shots in South Devon took me back, I...

    Alan,

    The shots in South Devon took me back, I was brought up in Plymouth in a house which overlooked the line between Laira and North Road. It was nice to see the North British Type 2s piloting...
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    Alco produced six axle units which were otherwise...

    Alco produced six axle units which were otherwise identical to their four axle units and were intended for branch line use. EMD produced the SDL39 specially for the Milwaukee road to replace some of...
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    Surely for filthy nothing surpassed SP...

    Surely for filthy nothing surpassed SP 'Tehachapi' grey!
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    From the October 1967 ORER..... Cars in the...

    From the October 1967 ORER.....

    Cars in the number series 64040-64059 and 69000-69009 are equipped with 2 coil steel cradles each (AAR car type GBSR, code E240).

    Cars in the number series...
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    As far as I am aware, no version of the DuWeg...

    As far as I am aware, no version of the DuWeg 'U2' design has been made for MSTS. There doesn't even appear to be a German prototype version which could be used as a starting point.

    It's a pity,...
  11. According to my ORER dated October 1967, there...

    According to my ORER dated October 1967, there were cars marked with the prefixes DAFX, DODX, USAX and USNX. It notes that cars marked USAX and USNX were being re-marked to DODX.

    This seems to...
  12. True........

    True........
  13. *** Nit Picker alert *** I seem to recall that...

    *** Nit Picker alert ***

    I seem to recall that the FT's and F2's had manually operated radiator shutters, the fireman had to take regular trips to make certain that the temperatures were right. ...
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    Back in darkest 1978 I was on the eastbound San...

    Back in darkest 1978 I was on the eastbound San Francisco Zephyr. I retired to my Roomette somewhere after Reno but awoke on UP east of Ogden where we were running rather late. During the night one...
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    Are you running the activity in Open Rails or...

    Are you running the activity in Open Rails or MSTS? I have run this a couple of time in OR with no problems.
  16. Another thing to bear in mind is that for low...

    Another thing to bear in mind is that for low voltage DC electrifications (1500 volts, as an example) when starting from rest, with a high current draw, it is not unusual for both pantographs to be...
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    ......prr......

    ......prr......
  18. Version 2 of the SLI/TS Seligman route comes in...

    Version 2 of the SLI/TS Seligman route comes in two flavours. One is for Santa Fe, the other for BNSF.

    'atsf_seligman' is the Santa Fe version. Perhaps the activities are for the BNSF version?
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    When originally built these cars had 68 seats in...

    When originally built these cars had 68 seats in the dome portion, the lower level had a Tap Room with 28 seats (plus all the air conditioning equipment).
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    To the original owner of the route it is on.

    To the original owner of the route it is on.
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    It's the ultimate insult if it is!

    It's the ultimate insult if it is!
  22. Rick, What can you see in the pics that i...

    Rick,

    What can you see in the pics that i can't?

    Rob.
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    This is a problem I had when I first got MSTS...

    This is a problem I had when I first got MSTS (back in 2004). There are a number of versions of the 'train.exe' file, the one I had on a genuine Microsoft install disc was too new! The version you...
  24. Somewhere at the back of my mind I recall that UP...

    Somewhere at the back of my mind I recall that UP hauls Soda Ash or Potash (can't remember which) out of Green River as well. At the time (best part of 40 years ago) there were problems with the...
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    Jerry, I have encountered the self same...

    Jerry,

    I have encountered the self same problem using a path I had created myself for a home grown activity. The path works fine in the activity but gives you a red that you can't clear when...
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