Re: UP rotary power?
Author: Andy
Date: 01-13-2007 - 01:14

At least partial answers to Almo's questions:
There were 6 Car Body type K-M's built 3 DRGW, 3 SP. Then SP wanted a 'Geep' style of unit and that is what the last 6(May have been 9) were. Then there were the three that Alco built and they were a Road Switcher style of body. Exact number of units is foggy, that was a long time ago and I am not going to try and find a site at this hour. If I have the numbers wrong one of the fine folks here will be kind enough to make corrections; hopefully only with a candle and not a blowtorch.
As far as the rotary being wider than a boxcar, yes. Don't forget that they might well be plowing in snow deeper than they are tall or wide and therefore they have to cut a path that would clear any equipment. It might take several passes. Take a look at the front end of a plow and you wll see wings that can be extended to cut a wider swath. As far as the height issue, you let it cave in and come back at it again,I would guess. Andy



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  UP rotary power? Robert 01-11-2007 - 19:08
  Steam powered rotaries Dick Seelye 01-12-2007 - 07:21
  Re: Steam powered rotaries E 01-12-2007 - 07:42
  Re: Rotary Plow Action in Idaho Last Month! Bruce Kelly 01-12-2007 - 07:51
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 07:44
  Re: UP rotary power? Mike 01-12-2007 - 08:30
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 08:48
  Re: UP rotary power? Mike Stimpson 01-12-2007 - 09:36
  Re: UP rotary power? Jonathan Grant 01-12-2007 - 10:09
  Re: UP rotary power? Gary 01-12-2007 - 11:03
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 11:39
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 11:37
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 11:35
  Re: UP rotary power? douglasm 01-12-2007 - 15:15
  More on steam powered rotaries Dick Seelye 01-12-2007 - 19:39
  Re: UP rotary power? almo 01-12-2007 - 21:10
  Re: UP rotary power? Andy 01-13-2007 - 01:14
  SP Hydraulics SteveO 01-13-2007 - 09:12
  Re: UP rotary power? Andy 01-13-2007 - 01:14
  Many thanks! Robert 01-13-2007 - 06:29
  Re: Many thanks! Stevo del Applegato 01-13-2007 - 07:15
  Re: Many thanks! E 01-13-2007 - 12:09


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