Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo - North/south, east/west longitude/latitude
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Dennis Storzek writes:
“Few people have trouble identifying the front end of a steam locomotive,”
I agree, but I had my mind expanded a little last night while watching a presentation on the Welsh Highland Railway, which uses a number of Beyer-Garrat locomotives. At one point, one of these engines is moved out onto the main line, and backs down to couple up to a passenger train . . . with the boiler OBVIOUSLY oriented the “wrong way.”
On a B-G, the cab leads the boiler, somewhat in the manner of an SP Cab Forward, and likely for much the same reason. The smoke and gasses are exhausted well behind the cab as the train moves forward.
Exceptions make the rule . . .
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo - North/south, east/west longitude/latitude
On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 01:59 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
And I'm sure that's where it came from, an unambiguous way to describe a defect in need of repair. The MCB system for freight cars is one of three the railroads used, all from different origins but for the same purpose - defect reporting.