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  1. #1
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    Default Heavy Rock Train

    Let's take a detour from some of the bickering (yes, yes, I know it's so popular and everything) and show some bs-free shots.

    I took this [email protected]$$ rock train and nearly underpowered it. When I hit the grade before Williamstown, I started maxing out at about 10 mph at 1049 amps! Uh oh, notch down to keep from burning up the traction motors. I maintained about 10 mph, but had to keep doing thottle reductions as the amperage kept climbing.

    I barely made it, luckily I crested the grade as my head end was going into the time out zone. Another few minutes and I would have stalled east of the crest and would have had to double my train on the siding.

    Enjoy!!! -Jeffrey























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    Default RE: Heavy Rock Train

    Jeff,

    Stalled out a few trains in my MSTS Days. Best one was an overloaded coal drag on the Pokey with N&W J 600. Made it slightly about 20? Miles past the Hatfield Tunnels and stalled it. Even a reverse move back got me further stranded until I was able to get emergency help over the grades there. Train had about 3000 ton's on it.

    Nice shots there... I especially like the B&W ones, as they kinda give it that "antique-ish" atmosphere.
    Thomas J Pearce

    Broadway Limited Locomotive Works
    Come see our Railworks rolling stock

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    Default RE: Heavy Rock Train

    Hi Jeff,
    nice shots!! :) I like big long trains!
    They are GP40s on front of the train?

    And in my opinion 1000 amps not too kindly for the traction motors (if the loco is 3000 HP) in case of it is permanent...! :):)
    ...because the Enjoyment of Driving above All!

    SD45Lady
    Anita Ashton Price

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    Default RE: Heavy Rock Train

    Same job, different motors.-Jeffrey

















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    Default RE: Heavy Rock Train

    Awesome pics, Jeffrey! I love the angle in the last one.

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