Lomotive Tonnage Rating

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Lomotive Tonnage Rating
Posted by caldreamer on Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:20 PM

If  trin ws t orvery ner the tonnge rating of a locomotive, would the railroad assighn an additionl engine to ensure that it could tke the trin over the route?

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Posted by ndbprr on Sunday, March 13, 2011 8:25 PM

I think I have interpretated your post correctly  based on your spelling.  Evey engine Is delivered with a chart showing the tonnage for various % grades.  The railroad then compares this to the rullng grade over which the train will travel.  The railroad may assign sufficient engines to pull the grade or it could chose to double the hill.

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Posted by carnej1 on Monday, March 14, 2011 11:18 AM

igoldberg

If  trin ws t orvery ner the tonnge rating of a locomotive, would the railroad assighn an additionl engine to ensure that it could tke the trin over the route?

 You already have a thread going in the "General Discussion" Forum on this topic so you should post the above as a reply there rather than starting an identical thread on this section of the Forum......

http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/forums/t/189007.aspx

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