PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

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PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby MEC407 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:32 am

Video by "ebtmikado":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb2m1_cNXPk

ebtmikado wrote:Published on Dec 17, 2014

BSRR borrowed Providence & Worcester 4003 to test an engine with dynamic brakes on the steep grades of the quarry railroad.
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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby jaymac » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:38 am

Such colliding contrasts:
-Diesels on Branford Steam Railroad
-Concrete ties and Pandrol clips for stick rail
-Roller bearings and friction bearings
There are probably more, but those stuck out.
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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby MEC407 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:55 am

It's also the nicest looking industrial shortline I've ever seen. It looks like the Northeast Corridor compared to the easternmost parts of PAR's mainline.
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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:47 pm

MEC407 wrote:It's also the nicest looking industrial shortline I've ever seen. It looks like the Northeast Corridor compared to the easternmost parts of PAR's mainline.


It's Branford's pride-and-joy, and also owner Tilcon Connecticut's. Especially given proximity to the Branford Electric trolley trail and Shore Line Trolley Museum. It's a town that really promotes its railway history.

This brand new bridge over CT Route 80 is particularly neat.
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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby MEC407 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:22 pm

Yes, that is a very cool bridge indeed. When was it built?

I would be surprised if it didn't win the American Institute of Steel Construction's annual "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" award in the "small bridge" category.
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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:13 pm

No friction bearings, the cars are modified ( no cover on ) inside old friction bearing housing is roller bearing adaptor.
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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:24 pm

MEC407 wrote:Yes, that is a very cool bridge indeed. When was it built?

I would be surprised if it didn't win the American Institute of Steel Construction's annual "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" award in the "small bridge" category.


2012. Was part of a 10-years-delayed CDOT widening project on Route 80. Haven't seen any photos of it all lit up at night.

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Re: PW Dash 8 testing on the Branford Steam Railroad

Postby jaymac » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:49 pm

DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:13 pm
No friction bearings, the cars are modified ( no cover on ) inside old friction bearing housing is roller bearing adaptor.


Thanks for setting things and me straight.
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