Re: slug railroad or slug railway
Author: SP5103
Date: 01-13-2020 - 08:37

IIRC - These are actually the THIRD generation of slugs used on this line.

First generation was SP's TEBU (U25B cores). SP also had four sets of yard slug - MP15AC sets and I believe at least a couple were assigned to Eugene. They had tractive effort, but not enough horsepower to create enough speed to keep up with the work. I did see some in Grand Junction, but not in use. http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/yardslug_photos/1010a_sp-slug-jim_hanrahan.jpg

Second generation was CORP units. I recall seeing a set of these out of Medford years ago? Transferred out as their lack of dynamic brakes made them less than desirable for road service on the numerous grades where they had the extra tractive effort, but not the corresponding braking effort. I think they ended up on a line in the east that has heavy switching/transfer work they were more suited for.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1066600
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=697863
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1214595

Third generation, former NS built slugs:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/57038617556193861/filePointer/57038617568520485/fodoid/57038617568520481/imageType/LARGE/inlineImage/true/CAM00028.jpg
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/57038617556193861/filePointer/57038617569478411/fodoid/57038617569478409/imageType/LARGE/inlineImage/true/NS923af1.jpg



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  slug railroad or slug railway Don B 01-10-2020 - 19:38
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway OPRRMS 01-10-2020 - 20:41
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway HUTCH 7.62 01-10-2020 - 21:01
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway i don't know but 01-10-2020 - 22:24
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway tundraboomer 01-11-2020 - 13:54
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway Todd Montgomery 01-12-2020 - 01:29
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway SP5103 01-12-2020 - 10:09
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway FUD 01-12-2020 - 15:11
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway George Andrews 01-12-2020 - 19:22
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway SP5103 01-13-2020 - 08:37
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway Rasputin 01-13-2020 - 09:28
  Dunes Pacific Railway? Jeff Moore 01-13-2020 - 21:23
  Re: Dunes Pacific Railway? Riverson 01-14-2020 - 08:51
  Re: Dunes Pacific Railway? Jeff Moore 01-14-2020 - 22:20
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway Todd Montgomery 01-14-2020 - 01:40
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway SP5103 01-14-2020 - 16:53
  Re: slug railroad or slug railway Todd Montgomery 01-15-2020 - 01:03


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