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by litz
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

That must have made the folks in Marietta happy as you trundled on past .... ;-)
by litz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Atlanta - Football Stadium
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: Atlanta - Football Stadium

Yes it is, and it is loud. Outside the stadium, it's actually louder than passing trains (which pass by a few hundred feet away). It's used for multiple things during Falcons games (kickoffs, scores, 3rd downs, etc), and for kickoff, goals, and end of match for Atlanta United. In the stadium, it's ...
by litz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Union Pacific
Topic: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train
Replies: 45
Views: 17763

Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

I will bet that shortly after this final service to the President, this unit will be donated and retired at the Bush Library. UP has basically held it in storage since its unveiling in 2005, specifically for this final Presidential request. Would the library even want it? To properly display it, yo...
by litz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Union Pacific
Topic: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train
Replies: 45
Views: 17763

Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

UP has been very protective of that locomotive in recent years ... current political climates make it a tempting target.
by litz
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Atlanta - Football Stadium
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: Atlanta - Football Stadium

Yes it is, and it is loud. Outside the stadium, it's actually louder than passing trains (which pass by a few hundred feet away). It's used for multiple things during Falcons games (kickoffs, scores, 3rd downs, etc), and for kickoff, goals, and end of match for Atlanta United. In the stadium, it's m...
by litz
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Union Pacific
Topic: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train
Replies: 45
Views: 17763

Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

I will bet that shortly after this final service to the President, this unit will be donated and retired at the Bush Library.

UP has basically held it in storage since its unveiling in 2005, specifically for this final Presidential request.
by litz
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Alaska Railroad
Topic: Earthquake - Anchorage 11/30/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 4273

Re: Earthquake - Anchorage 11/30/2018

With the damage elsewhere in the area, it would be shocking if there wasn't at least some subsidence, possibly slides.
by litz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Topic: Favorite Lesser-Known engines?
Replies: 22
Views: 3568

Re: Favorite Lesser-Known engines?

There aren't many of them (and probably even fewer survive today), but years ago, the GTW rebuilt 36 GP9s with essentially GP38 systems (mechanical and electrical). They got new brakes, new cabs ... essentially becoming brand new locomotives in the process. Calling them GP9Rs, these became road numb...
by litz
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Worldwide Railfan
Topic: [Germany]ICE-3 on fire yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: [Germany]ICE-3 on fire yesterday

well fire+heat+concrete does not end well; we learned that here in Atlanta with I-85. I can well believe that there's damage to track structures, since it's apparently concrete ties. Then you've got all the "stuff" from the firefighting that is now down in the ballast, and now you have substructure ...
by litz
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Worldwide Railfan
Topic: [Germany]ICE-3 on fire yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: [Germany]ICE-3 on fire yesterday

That was quite a fire ...
by litz
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks
Replies: 19
Views: 4740

Re: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

the problem is, you can take the word "LIRR" and introduce practically any railroad name in the country from Class 1 all the way down to the tiniest short line.

this is a problem industry wide, whether freight or passenger. Heck, the NYC Subway hits people trespassing on the tracks.
by litz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: CNO&TP Head-on collision 3/18/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2725

Re: CNO&TP Head-on collision 3/18/18

the stunning thing about 4063 is that the frame (at least in the pictures) does not appear to have bent. I can't imagine there's much salvage to be had there, though. Even if it looks good, after the forces at work, doubtful if you could trust pretty much anything. This wreck is a very graphic examp...
by litz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Topic: Can you mue 100 locomotives?
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: Can you mue 100 locomotives?

while not a freight railroad, there are examples of many more powered axles on trains, mostly in commuter/subway setups. In most 3rd rail concepts, each car is basically its own "locomotive", with powered trucks. a 10-12 car long train, each with 4 axles, and each axle powered, works out to quite a ...
by litz
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: CNO&TP Head-on collision 3/18/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2725

Re: CNO&TP Head-on collision 3/18/18

Wow, that's some crazy stuff, certainly one of the more "photogenic" crashes we've ever seen.

The physics and energies involved in that collision ... just amazing example of applied force.

Thank goodness everyone survived ... can only imagine their experience.
by litz
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18
Replies: 304
Views: 44206

Re: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18

We haven't seen any kind of timeline yet, but from what we've seen so far, that's probably a good hypothesis.

Until we have more facts though it's just speculation.

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