Re: Nov 15, 1957


Jeff Coleman
 

the 500 car train ran in the Fall of 1967 not 1957, many problems with the slave units, train line air and broken couplers end the testing
Jeff Coleman

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Brock" <brockm@...> wrote:

Dave Nelson notes:

"1957 - Longest and heaviest train (500 coal cars, 4 miles long, 42,000
tons) hauled by Norfolk and Western Railroad between Iager, West Virginia
and Portsmouth, Ohio".

I believe one of the N&W books described this operation which was...as I
recall...an experiment. I'll do some research on it if no one else has the
info.

Mike Brock

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