Slippery situation

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Greg@mnrr

Section Hand
Very interesting video...that locomotive with its slipping drivers would make a great track cleaner!

I like to watch steamers run slowly to see their mechanisms in action. We used to have a local tourist train out of North Lake, Wisconsin and since it ran so slow, I would watch the train at each and every grade crossing while it made it route through the countryside.

Thanks for sharing.

Greg
 

Sirfoldalot

Product Tester ACME INC.
Staff member
WTF - Trying to wear out the drivers? Seems he didn't know they were slipping for a while?
 

bnsf971

Gomez Addams
Staff member
They were applying sand, but the railroad had greased the rails to help the 4 coupled engine through a sharp curve. They overdid the lube considerably, and the engine's sanders couldn't dump enough sand on the rails to keep from slipping. 765 has always tended to be a bit slippery, and the grease only made things worse.
 




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