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


Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

I seem to remember hearing about 152 lb. rail, now that I think of it. I must have picked up the wrong number from a certain Veterinary Professor down south! I know that nothing that heavy was ever used less than 1500 miles from where I am now...


 
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


 
I don't know about 156# rail but I have track charts of the Connemaugh
Div (1940), Pittsburgh Div (1951 and 1958) and Cresson Branch (1951 and
1956) all with 152# rail for the mainline and the primary track of the
Cresson Branch.

Rich Orr

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From: Bill Daniels billinsf@...>
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Sent: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 2:02 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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Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:11 AM
Subject: [STMFC] The wheels on the bus go round and round, was Re:
Revell
Flatcar

 
--- In STMFC@..., timboconnor@... wrote:

Bruce, I know that's true, but how common was 156lb rail on the PRR,
really? I
grew up in PRR territory and none
of the rail I ever saw was 156lb. Of course I didn't go out on the
Middle
Division, maybe that's where they used it...

IIRC the 156# stuff was only used on the line from Pittsburgh up to the
Lake
Erie ore docks, and maybe a handful of other small locations. The rest
of the
main system was the usual 120-130# rail that everyone else used for
heavy
traffic. Code 100 rail really should be banished from HO on general
principle.

David Thompson

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