Re: The wheels on the bus go round and round, was Re: Revell Flatcar


Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

I'd be willing to bet that the branchlines that used the I's were also laid with 156 lb rail. But, the era of steam ended before I started to get out, so I can't say for sure. But then at 63 years of age I'm a relative youngster...


 
Bill Daniels
San Francisco, CA



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Subject: Re: [STMFC] The wheels on the bus go round and round, was Re: Revell Flatcar


 

But Bill, the PRR ran I1's on branchlines too, did they not?

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From: "Bill Daniels" billinsf@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 2:02:21 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] The wheels on the bus go round and round, was Re: Revell Flatcar

David, I would humbly disagree with you regarding both of your comments. First of all, the PRR used their 156 lb. rail on their mainlines throughout Pennsylvania, on both the Middle Division and on both sides of the climb over the Allegheny Mountains. The reason for this heavy rail was NOT due to traffic weight, but to absorb the heavy pounding of the locomotives that were used on these lines (primairly class I1sa with an main rod thickness of 11.75" at the end of the rod). Once the diesel had banished the I1s, the PRR relaid the line with 132 lb. rail.

Bill Daniels
San Francisco, CA






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