Re: Kaslo double dutch drop


PBowers <waiting@...>
 

Canadian Pacific had an interesting "double dutch drop??" in Kaslo and probably one of the longest movements of tat type. The inbound train left the van on the mainline with brake on as it was an approx 2% grade. The loco and train pulled over the switch, reversed direction and then went down another approx 2% grade to the dock. Once the train was clear, the van brake was released and it rolled to the opposite end of the yard which was on a almost 5% grade. The van reversed direction and returned back to the switch down to the dock where the brakeman, after changing the switch to the dock track reboarded and rode the van down the grade coasting to a stop near the rest of the train. The length of track travelled was about a half mile.

Peter Bowers


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