NS GP40-2 3046

Friday, September 05, 2008

This is a picture of the rear half insides of a GP15. Usually only one door is open to start the locomotive. This time, we have a few doors on the open trying to figure out why the engine stopped running. After the engineers goofed pushing buttons, we left. Not in a train, but a truck to the location of our other locomotive. We had to start our night at the scrap yard and work backwards using the SW1500, 1185. This little engine is a beast. The max number of empties it has pulled is 63. On a great day, it will pull about 20 loads. When pulling 20 and in run. 7-8 for about 20 minutes, you will smell this funky rubber smell. I'm guessing that is the smell of the traction motors cooking. I often wonder how many cars a SW1500 could pull on a flat grade..........

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