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    Hopefully we're not missing the important point...

    Hopefully we're not missing the important point here, which is that completely turning off a locomotive is NOT at all equivalent to turning off the generator field switch. Imagine a switching job in...
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    The "not every day" business was/is a short-term...

    The "not every day" business was/is a short-term thing during Covid. Other than the past couple years, it's been a daily train both ways for many years.

    In the long days of summer, the northbound...
  3. Thread: Conrail

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    First you have to make sure you are creating a...

    First you have to make sure you are creating a new consist (File -> New). Rather than drag and drop, double click on the text for a particular loco or wag in the list. Make sure to File ->Save after...
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    The only credit I can take for this pack is the...

    The only credit I can take for this pack is the physics. :) Chris and Jason deserve credit for everything else involved.
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    I'm sure others will have more suggestions, but...

    I'm sure others will have more suggestions, but one of the best quality Conrail-appropriate routes available for OR would be the Horseshoe Curve route (although it is quite short).
  6. Just a quick update for everyone! We are...

    Just a quick update for everyone! We are graaaaadually narrowing in on completion of Shasta, but still have lots of work to do in the populated areas of the route.

    Right at this moment I am adding...
  7. Gerry, I had only ever heard "friction...

    Gerry,

    I had only ever heard "friction bearings" most of my life. Turns out the actual correct term is plain bearing. "Friction bearings" was supposedly a term coined by the roller bearing...
  8. Good point. In North Idaho, the St. Maries River...

    Good point. In North Idaho, the St. Maries River Railroad was using a massive fleet of friction bearing ex-Milwaukee Road log bunks in captive service up until the end of log train service around...
  9. SP unit sugar beet trains of wood cars with plain...

    SP unit sugar beet trains of wood cars with plain bearings ran up until about 1993.
  10. I believe you're correct, Gerry. And I have...

    I believe you're correct, Gerry.

    And I have encountered plenty of issues resuming activities while grinding up a mountain grade where I suddenly stall out... most frustrating is when the sudden...
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    Sorry, but no. BNSF is not publicly traded, it is...

    Sorry, but no. BNSF is not publicly traded, it is wholly owned by Warren Buffet / Berkshire Hathaway. Therefore they have no immediate shareholders to appease. They are one of the few (or maybe the...
  12. Neil, Going out on a limb here / complete...

    Neil,

    Going out on a limb here / complete guess, but maybe it's that you need to go into Open Rails and manually add the dummy folder as a new installation profile under the Content tab (which I'm...
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    Way back in the day (before MRL existed) there...

    Way back in the day (before MRL existed) there was a branchline up the side canyon north of Phosphate to a small mine, but that's long gone, ripped up. Phosphate was dormant for a while, then in the...
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    Back in 2017 I got some answers about current...

    Back in 2017 I got some answers about current Helena area switching operations. This was the general rundown:

    Pacific Steel & Recycling (spur west of the depot) gets 1 to 2 gondolas per MONTH....
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    Montana Tunnels was an open-pit mine located...

    Montana Tunnels was an open-pit mine located south of Helena. According to Google, the mine has been dormant since 2008. I assume they trucked material down from the mine to get loaded by rail.

    As...
  16. Doh, I had the wires in my brain crossed with my...

    Doh, I had the wires in my brain crossed with my reply, thinking I was replying to something in the CN ET44AC thread... My apologies :o

    Like Geepster said, 100% of BNSF's ET44's are C4's with the...
  17. I would've figured these ET44AC's had 6 powered...

    I would've figured these ET44AC's had 6 powered axles, and would thus not have the axle weight distribution equipment present on the C4's. Is that not true?
  18. STB Gives Final Approval to Uinta Basin Railway

    https://www.stb.gov/news-communications/latest-news/pr-21-51/?fbclid=IwAR2FQBgIfgmoUW3rs4wUQcyCcpPSrlUcixpHNBTsGfeun8B5-Z1a2Y0un0A

    "The Surface Transportation Board today issued a decision...
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    Hi Gerry, I had suspicion there was an issue...

    Hi Gerry,

    I had suspicion there was an issue with discrepancy of axle/bogie count, since I was only getting derailments with the A and B cars when I did a test. If you get satisfactory results...
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    Hi Peter, Thanks for the response. It might be...

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the response. It might be a bit until I can respond to set up a formal testing scenario with you, but I'll email you when I get some time in the coming weeks to do that.

    I...
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    I have experienced similar issues on Mullan,...

    I have experienced similar issues on Mullan, which has me concerned. Running a 3x4x1 coal train up the grade, was getting constant derailing, even in areas of very broad/gentle curves. In the case of...
  22. Thank you all :) Ron - Technically those 3...

    Thank you all :)

    Ron - Technically those 3 screenshots are *south* of the state line. A lot of people associate the tunnel on the north side of Dorris with the state line, but the line is actually...
  23. It's been a while since a Shasta update. I am...

    It's been a while since a Shasta update. I am aiming to have the bulk of scenery (everything besides interactives and a handful of custom objects I need to make) done from the north side of Dunsmuir...
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    Randy, This is the function I am already...

    Randy,

    This is the function I am already using, however as far as I can tell, it does not have any function that will automatically adjust objects to follow a varying elevation of the ground under...
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    Eric, I feel like going with shorter fence...

    Eric,

    I feel like going with shorter fence segments will only make the amount of manual labor worse, because then I would be having to select hundreds of pieces per mile and hitting the H key,...
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