Re: O&W Hopper Rolling Characteristics


Bill Schneider
 

Not likely….

 

Bill Schneider

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:09 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] O&W Hopper Rolling Characteristics

 

 

Mike,

 

Harriman, not Bruceford… unless the car has moved?

 

Regards

Bruce

 

Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."

 

 

On Sep 9, 2014, at 11:01 AM, 'Mike Brock' brockm@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:



Bob Chaparro writes:

"Some club respondents mentioned that lower percentages sometimes cause
unintended car movements on seemingly “level’ yard tracks and sidings, which
was a problem, of course."

I guess your club wouldn't be interested in acquiring the rather infamous
O&W hopper still residing at Bruceford, WY. The grade on the coal car track
at the coaling tower is about 8%. We used to place a tie next to the rear
wheel to keep the car from rolling back down to the main but one day a track
crew used the tie. The car didn't budge. Upon futher review it was
discovered that the wheels had rusted to the rails.

Mike Brock





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