Re: 4014 on Archer Hill
Author: Hot Water
Date: 07-11-2019 - 11:59

Mike Stimpson Wrote:
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> I've read all the comments here by people talking
> about 4014 being "pushed". So I listened
> carefully as it was climbing Archer Hill. That
> diesel was doing *nothing*. It might as well have
> been a paperweight. 4014 was pulling itself, its
> tender, two auxiliary tenders, the diesel, and 21
> cars. Yeah, it's not what would be considered a
> full load for a Big Boy, not by a long shot.

Especially since those 21 freight cars were empties, contrary to information posted on Trainorders. Poster "waterboy" flatly stated that those 21 cars were "loaded with 100 tons of cement", which is/was NOT TRUE. I had someone from the UP run the train consist through their computer, and all 21 cars were empty, thus at about 30 tons a car, they totaled about 630 tons.

But
> no, it's not being "pushed".
>
> The one thing the diesel was doing was sounding
> its horn, repeatedly. Memo to the guy in the
> diesel: We did not come here to listen to your
> horn. You aren't the show here. Just lay off.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  4014 on Archer Hill Mike Stimpson 07-11-2019 - 10:56
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Marlee 07-11-2019 - 11:23
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Hot Water 07-11-2019 - 11:32
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Marlee 07-11-2019 - 12:01
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Hot Water 07-11-2019 - 12:04
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Marlee 07-11-2019 - 14:21
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Hot Water 07-11-2019 - 11:59
  Re: 4014 on Archer Hill Yankingeorgia 07-11-2019 - 19:09


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