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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Cosmo » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:13 pm

Let's hope!
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Dick H » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:10 pm

Just guessing, but maybe 252 and 216 have been "mothballed" for the winter
and the 573 is being kept in the engine house, where they are keeping the heat
on and has not had to be drained for the winter. AFAIK, none of these GPs can
use antifreeze and they do not have APUs.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Juniobass30 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Was up there over the weekend and it looks as though both have been drained and sitting on the cross over track infront of the station.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Reader#108 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:29 pm

I rode last week, and 573 was the only motive power moving.

She is in stall 1 at the end of the day, I'm sure for the very reason as stated above...

252 and 216 were on the sidetrack in their usual position when not in use.

4266 must have been in Stall 3, as 7470 was in Stall 2....

guess we'll see on Friday when I get up there whazup!

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Juniobass30 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:41 pm

4266 is in stall one all the way back to the rear door.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:31 pm

If history has repeated itself, 216 and 252 were drained after the notch train was done for the year. They did the same thing to the Sisters for years.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by steamer69 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:16 am

Dick H wrote:AFAIK, none of these GPs can use antifreeze and they do not have APUs.
Railroad Diesel locomotives (not just the GPs) don't use antifreeze because undiluted water is a more efficient cooling agent. An antifreeze-based cooling system would require 20 percent more cooling capacity, which would be difficult to accommodate because even modern locomotives' cross-sections must fit railroad tunnels built more than 100 years ago. The new GM EMD "H" engines are designed to use it. However, problems with leaks and seals and the expense of putting a 100 gallons of coolant into a 3,000 hp engine, means that engines have traditionally operated without it. In cold weather, the engine is left running or the locomotive is kept warm by putting it into a heated building or by plugging in a shore supply. Another reason for keeping diesel engines running is that the constant heating and cooling caused by shutdowns and restarts, causes stresses in the block and pipes and tends to produce leaks.

Dick, what did you mean by APUs? Did you mean Hot Start units?
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Dick H » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:45 am

I was referring to APUs, as discussed in this thread on PAR:

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 55&t=21319

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by steamer69 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:15 pm

Those are SOOO expensive...., thanks though.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Mountain Family » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:55 pm

Interesting.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by Mountain Family » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:11 pm

Regarding Steamer's response to Dick, is it not customary to cite sources that you are using, especially when responding to technical questions? Much of your response seems to be completely lifted verbatim from http://www.swri.org/3pubs/ttoday/spring04/track.htm Paragraph: "Locomotive." I am sure it was just an oversight..

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:06 pm

Repost of the edit I made to the original poster:

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

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by steamer69 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:16 am
Dick H wrote:
AFAIK, none of these GPs can use antifreeze and they do not have APUs.
Railroad Diesel locomotives (not just the GPs) don't use antifreeze because undiluted water is a more efficient cooling agent.
"Undiluted" or non-antifreeze-treated water will also not combine with lube oil and can thus effectively be removed by the prime mover's oil separator. If water were treated with antifreeze, the mix would combine with the lube oil and could not be effectively removed by the oil separator. The antifreeze-treated water-and-oil mixture would have a lower viscosity than specified for the prime mover and would cause premature failure. Oil separators permit operation within limits because of the inevitable cooling leaks that get into the lube system.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad Discussion (CSRX) - 2011

Post by steamer69 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:59 am

Mountain Family wrote:Regarding Steamer's response to Dick, is it not customary to cite sources that you are using, especially when responding to technical questions? Much of your response seems to be completely lifted verbatim from http://www.swri.org/3pubs/ttoday/spring04/track.htm Paragraph: "Locomotive." I am sure it was just an oversight..

Thank you for letting everyone know that I forgot to put up the link, and putting it up. Also thank you for not sending me a message or anything to give me a chance to edit my mistake. I hope that you don't forget anything, or ever make a mistake.....I'll be watching.....
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:52 am

Steamer's very good at posting sources and cites for his material. No worries here.
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