Re: Calculating Motive Power Requirements

Bruce Smith


This information is typically found in the Employee Time Table of the prototype.  Since it completely depends on the ruling grade, it varies for each segment of a railroad.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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Subject: [STMFC] Calculating Motive Power Requirements

I’d like to assign motive power based upon tonnage of freight trains. What is the relationship between h.p. and tonnage? Is there a formula used by yardmasters or roundhouse foreman? I know of at least one club that does this, and perhaps some other operators do this as well.


Nelson Moyer

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