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





Harriman, not Bruceford… unless the car has moved?





Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"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

Posted by: "Mike Brock" <brockm@...>


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