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A monster NS 143-11 at CP Daisy

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Old 28th December 2020, 04:35
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A monster NS 143-11 at CP Daisy

CP stands for Control Point, train and engine details are in the video's description.

http://https://youtu.be/TChiD37PHYc


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Old 28th December 2020, 10:39
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Just noticed that the URL you gave doesn't work. It's a bit long.

This'll do it.. https://youtu.be/TChiD37PHYc

Thought you might have been exaggerating when you said monster, but I'll give you that one.

191 cars and 19,000 tonnes! I'll bet that keeps the yard guys busy.

Is that a regular consist, or is it something special?

Cheers, BW

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Old 28th December 2020, 13:31
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Wow, that is a MONSTER consist, I wonder how long each block section is ?

When I first viewed the video it looked like a typical UK line vista, but then the horns, and two giant units looming out of the mist soon dispell that thought.
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Old 28th December 2020, 14:37
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Good grief, that's a LONG train. I'd like to know how they handle it at the terminal.
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Old 28th December 2020, 16:14
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Y'all have to remember our loading gauge and ROW is much larger than the typical UK line, not to mention the motive power and freight cars.

The lead loco for example is over 200 tons in weight, our coal hoppers average over 100 tons....you get the idea.
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Old 28th December 2020, 16:36
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Just noticed that the URL you gave doesn't work. It's a bit long.

This'll do it.. https://youtu.be/TChiD37PHYc

Thought you might have been exaggerating when you said monster, but I'll give you that one.

191 cars and 19,000 tonnes! I'll bet that keeps the yard guys busy.

Is that a regular consist, or is it something special?

Cheers, BW
Regular consist, the Class 1 railroads over here follow something called PSR (precision scheduled railroading) but rarely does it work as planned.

The line I live next to can get quite steep about a 90 minute drive north (think 1% plus grades). We have no passenger service to worry about or a up or down line, once you get into the steep grades broken knuckles and stalled trains become a problem real quick especially if this happens on single track.
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Back in the 1950's the kids used to say: "They have freight trains a mile long in the USA."
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That is incredible! Thanks for posting Thomas & welcome to the forum.

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