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PRR GG-1 built 1934 to 1943,

(PRR and Jersey Transit ran them over 100 mph regularly)

Maximum speedPassenger: 100 mph (160 km/h)
Freight: 90 mph (145 km/h)
Power outputContinuous: 4,620 hp (3,450 kW)
Short duration: 8,500 hp (6,300 kW) @ 65 mph (105 km/h)
Tractive effort65,500 lbf (291 kN)

 

 5500 HP????..................HAH!!! WE LAFF IN YOUR FACE USSR

WE BUILT ONE BETTER THAN YOURS 84 YEARS AGO!



-- Edited by His Hiney the sooth-saker Calvin on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 02:14:47 AM



-- Edited by ***.*** on Mondae 1st of October 2018 08:15:39 PM



-- Edited by Calvin on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 06:18:23 AM

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The Russkies are bragging about a "Bombardier" built unit. Powered by catenary overhead, or diesel-electric. A true hybrid. Lotsa big city buses are running on very similar systems. Think Seattle Transit~

The GG-1 on the other hand was straight electric unit, which picked its primary power from overhead catenary. Normally 25-Kva, or 25,000 DCv.



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Calvin the GG1 was not a 4-axel locomotive but classified as a 4-6-0+0-6-4 or 2-C+C-2 which
is a locomotive with 10 live axels for its horsepower. The new Russian electrics are 5500hp 4-axel
(B+B) which I think is pretty stout. Also in my research of the Russian railways is they use "broad-gauge"
or "Russian gauge" which is 4ft 11 and 27/32ths inches wide and is the 2nd most common gauge in the
world. Together we know more.

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Yer both wrong as to the powered axles under the GG-1. Since the 4-6-0-6-4 configuration of the original design built units from GE and Altoona/Pennsylvania Railroad. The units had 12 powered axles!



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Snippy wrote:

Seems nobody here has ever seen an Alco T-6 in action?


 I have a little time with a couple S-2's, does that count?



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BlackDog wrote:
 I have a little time with a couple S-2's, does that count?

So does "Snippy".

Sorry, no. "Snippy" could make lots more black smoke with a T-6 than an S-2. It may have been the ability to throw more load to them quicker. Or, it could have been the crack maintenance level and careful attention to quality of the Red Team Roundhouse forces. Those little fuckers would pull anything.



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www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx

I actually got my start on the ALCO S-10, and I guarantee it could outsmoke a T-6.

I remember this trip, my dad was firing. I was riding in that ex-Southren SD18 (formerly 24). It was rocking so bad we were afraid it was going to roll a rail.

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Only GE U23B's I saw in real life was a couple parked in MILW Tacoma WA in early 1970's
as they were new. Cant pass posting video of a CSX U23B starting up and if it would.



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Here's another factoid which is hardly ever discussed. EMD built any number of two-stoke engines, from the 1930s, right into the present. That little factoid? Air box ventilation. Similar to old American cars which vented crankcase pressures out into atmosphere before EPA Regs put an end to the practice, and auto makers came up with PPVs. Positive pressure valves, which burn these emissions in the engine.

However EMD never was forced to use this simple application, whereby the combustion of the engine could burn these emissions instead of releasing them as smoky gases to atmosphere, adding to air pollution.

Most BIG diesel engine builders now use PPVs to rercirculate, and burn the crankcase vapors as part of the intake air. GE does and EMD now uses the same simple techniques.



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A few years before my GE hire--late 40s / early 50s --GE Erie was forced to cancel build orders for Russian locomotives. This was told to me by my dad and was before the U boats.
Some of them may have been built already. Scrapped em out.

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