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Mongolia. The first passenger train departing Ulan Bator (capital city) for wherever looks like, and sounds like an ALCO. Maybe it's just under the hood, but the general layout of intake air, and radiator vents are too much like the big ALCOs to be dismissed without comment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mltBK0P0wNQ



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Got my answer. GE engined loco. The 7FDL engine. Main power up to -7,-8, -9s. Good power/prime mover. Most likely GE electricals as well.

I need a sandwich... Uke out!



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Nice find Uke. The units sound like a 410 chevy engine in a sprint car "idling"...very powerful. Then that raspy sound of power leaving
the station. The rear of these units look like U25C/U28C's. U-Boats with a different face.

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Yep! The cab IS an oddity for sure. I'd imagine a sleeping compartment like an over-the-road long distance tractor-trailer rig. But then they (crews) could sleep in the first passenger car. Distances in Mongolia, as are China very spread out. I'm reminded of Oz... I can't imagine how railroad crews are on 'hours of service' with towns so far apart. Not even a piss stop!

But there's probably dining cars in the consist, for first class and second class passengers, and big wheels. Like gov't. types. Another fun find.



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I want to run one of those!

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jonnycantdo wrote:

I want one of those!


 Piss stop ?

Sure. Here. Have a handi-wipe.



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Hah! +1

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I think a whole thread could be started on "locomotives with a toilet". The Diesel Era in the USA/Canada meant a toilet was
in each engine except "B-units" and Switch engines. I never gave it a whole lot of thought until I read where none of the 1000's
of locomotives on the India Railway/others railways in a lot of the world that has railroad tracks don't own locomotives with a toilet.
There was no toilet on any steam engine so the crew did have to pee somewhere. There has to be stories told back in the old days
from train crews in the steam era how "bathroom breaks went".

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Depends (ha ha) on whatcha call a toilet. 

Mr. *CY*; and Mr. Snippy could tell ya about this application:

The NW System consists of four basic components: a urinal, a cMorinator, a toilet, and an incinerator; only the latter two components are at issue here. The toilet consists of a hollow seat fastened to the floor of the locomotive. The user inserts a polyethelene hag through the hole in the seat and drapes the bag over the seat. After use, the bag is sealed by means of a non-slip tie and placed in a plastic holding container. The container is then placed in the hood of the locomotive until disposed of in an off-site pathological incinerator. One incinerator has been installed for this purpose at an N&W service stop in Rook, Pa.

N&W sought and received FDA approval for the NW System as to its method of disposing of human waste. Thereafter, N&W installed the system on 1,160 locomotives at a cost of $531,000.00.

 



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