Re: Slug Question
Author: Ed Workman
Date: 12-05-2017 - 08:22

When British Rys finally dieselized it discovered that the locos were lighter on drivers than the steam replaced- albeit all the weight on the D-Es was on drivers. As BR had almost no wagons fitted with brakes it was found prudent to build 'brake tenders' coupled to the D-E .
So BR dragged a brake tender and a brake van to get minimal brake power on freights.

As for motors on the axles of slugs, see SP's road slugs, used between GP-25s on the road local east out of Tucson.
Slugs were also used by RF&P at Potomac Yard, SOU at Inman, but I dunno if any of those were equipped with motors. And which roads called them 'mates'?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Slug Question Don B 12-04-2017 - 13:54
  Re: Slug Question E9A 12-04-2017 - 15:40
  Re: Slug Question BOB2 12-04-2017 - 16:00
  Re: Slug Question OPRRMS 12-04-2017 - 17:00
  Re: Slug Question BN Oly 12-04-2017 - 18:36
  Re: Slug Question OPRRMS 12-04-2017 - 20:27
  Re: Slug Question OPRRMS 12-04-2017 - 20:34
  Re: Slug Question sklinck1 12-04-2017 - 20:02
  Re: Slug Question HUTCH 7.62 12-05-2017 - 07:08
  Re: Slug Question Ed Workman 12-05-2017 - 08:22
  Slugs with motors Ernest H. Robl 12-05-2017 - 09:56
  Re: Slugs with motors Jasper 12-05-2017 - 11:17
  Re: Slugs with motors to electrics and diesels BOB2 12-05-2017 - 12:02
  Re: Slugs with motors to electrics and diesels OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 12:20
  Re: Slugs with motors to electrics and diesels Ed Workman 12-05-2017 - 12:46
  Re: Slugs with motors to electrics and diesels Ed Workman 12-05-2017 - 12:40
  Re: Slugs with motors to electrics and diesels Max Wyss 12-06-2017 - 03:29
  Re: Slugs with motors Max Wyss 12-06-2017 - 02:53
  Re: Slug Question OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 12:07
  Re: Slug Question - Question Espee99 12-05-2017 - 12:36
  Re: Slug Question - Question Max Wyss 12-06-2017 - 03:32
  Re: Slug Question Ed Workman 12-05-2017 - 12:41
  Re: Slug Question E9A 12-05-2017 - 13:28
  Re: Slug Question BillB 12-05-2017 - 16:44
  CGW cow and calf Chico 12-05-2017 - 17:20
  Re: CGW cow and calf OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 18:06
  Re: CGW cow and calf HotWater 12-05-2017 - 18:18
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s BOB2 12-05-2017 - 19:10
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 19:51
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 19:54
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 19:59
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s Craig Tambo 12-05-2017 - 19:59
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 20:06
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s Dr Zarkoff 12-05-2017 - 20:44
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s OPRRMS 12-05-2017 - 21:19
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s SLUGS in PDX 12-06-2017 - 16:47
  Re: CGW cow and calf- SP TR-6 Cow and calfs, and TEBU:'s George Andrews 12-06-2017 - 17:11


Go to: Message ListSearch
Subject: 
Your Name: 
Spam prevention:
Please enter the code that you see below in the input field.
 ********   **     **  **     **        **  ********  
 **     **  ***   ***  **     **        **  **     ** 
 **     **  **** ****  **     **        **  **     ** 
 **     **  ** *** **  **     **        **  ********  
 **     **  **     **   **   **   **    **  **        
 **     **  **     **    ** **    **    **  **        
 ********   **     **     ***      ******   **        
This message board is maintained by:
Altamont Press Publishing Company