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This Would Be Cool To Model

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This Would Be Cool To Model
Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:19 AM

Brent

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:43 AM

I agree, and, in fact, I think I will give it a shot. I already have 1 undecorated bulkhead flat car that I can dress up. I can make a 3d model of some of the other parts. I'll see what happens.

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Posted by gregc on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:59 PM

seems that there are different types of fire trains

 

i'll probably learn something by asking ... do they really need two locos?   I know water is heavy, but that heavy?

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:11 PM

gregc
do there really need two locos? 

Maybe they want a spare in case one breaks down, I know from experience that being to pull back from a forest fire is quite important, redundancy is a good thing. Maybe the pumps are operated electrically and one engine provides power. Or water transfer from one tank to the next is done with electric motors.

I have seen railroads bring in locomotives to power small towns after ice storms and such. 

What kind of pump system is this?

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:00 PM

This loco made its own tracks in the pavement when they drove it down the road sans tracks to hook it up to the power station during the Quebec ice storm.

Here it is going back to its regular job.

 

 

 

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:06 PM

Wait...you mean the prototype has operated locomotives off the rails before? I seriously didn't know that was a thing! Neat!

Now I just need more keep alivesLaugh

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:12 PM

How in the world did pavement support the weight of that locomotive?

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:58 PM

SeeYou190
How in the world did pavement support the weight of that locomotive?

Well, it was winter, and the road was likely frozen, eh?   In that scenario, the wheel flanges are just like the blade of a skate...any hosehead knows that!

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:05 PM

Wonders I if it is worth modeling such an abnormal "manuever."

Maybe model streetcar lines and run stuff on those?Laugh

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Posted by davidmurray on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:23 PM

I remember the incident being on the news.  I bet that pavement repairs were necessary.  When the temp is 10 degrees or less F, and many Hydro towers are down, other future problems aren't near as important.

Dave

 

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Posted by NVSRR on Friday, August 02, 2019 8:08 AM

I remember that.  They ran 4 up that street to keep a hospital operating.

 

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An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel

A realist sees a frieght train

An engineer sees three idiots standing on the tracks stairing blankly in space

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