I have actually seen short flat cars through articulated trucks. Just thinking about. I seen warm steel hawlers the north was much longer than a high cube. It had articulated trucks. The cars were septerated by number of empty flats or gons.



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Actually about half, due to the fact that 16 wheels on one 18-wheeler are holding the trailer up, and a usual freight vehicle has "only" eight. Then think about how much an ext volume and tonnage those eight wheel handle. I wonder if Mr. Ulrich witnessed the very same cars ns did last week: in two days us humped three QTTX level cars through 18 axles, 36 wheels--three six-wheel trucks on each finish (and not lot distance separating them in the middle). Now that's a item of wheel estate!


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Actually around half, since 16 wheels on an 18-wheeler are holding the trailer up, and also a typical freight auto has "only" eight. Then consider how much an ext volume and also tonnage those eight wheel handle.

And evenless wheels on one articulated car. In the instance of a "5 pack" the onlyaverages 4.8 wheels per car... (Although the railroad considers the entirety "5 pack" together one car...

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I assume the these cars were traveling without a load? Surely lock can't it is in humped loaded? i was under the impression that they only move on special benidormclubdeportivo.org...


ns wonder if Mr. Ulrich witnessed the very same cars ns did critical week: in two days we humped three QTTX level cars with 18 axles, 36 wheels--three six-wheel trucks on each finish (and not lot distance separating lock in the middle). Currently that's a piece of wheel estate!


Actually around half, due to the fact that 16 wheels on an 18-wheeler are holding the trailer up, and a typical freight vehicle has "only" eight. Then consider how much an ext volume and also tonnage those eight wheel handle. Ns wonder if Mr. Ulrich saw the very same cars ns did last week: in 2 days us humped three QTTX level cars through 18 axles, 36 wheels--three six-wheel trucks on each finish (and not lot distance separating castle in the middle). Now that's a item of wheel estate!


Or take into consideration ore "jennies" as on the DM&IR - which have the right to look favor centipedes:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=124477&nseq=31

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=223142&nseq=2

Or have the wheel of adjacent cars closer together than the axle spacing within the cars' own trucks:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=160617&nseq=14

Which raises every kinds of concerns aboutthe tons being applied on the ties and also any frameworks (bridges), and also the overlapping the the "surcharge" load "envelopes" top top the ballast and also subgrade - however that's a object for an additional thread sometime.

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tree68
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post by tree68 ~ above Monday, December 15, 2008 12:39 afternoon
Mookie
It began with heavy steam engines. It provided railfans something to count.


I simply can't do this one occupational for railroads (especially as result of the aforementioned articulated cars), but:

A Texas rancher heard around a fellow who can count just around anything in big numbers. Since the rancher had actually just done an actual count of his herd of steers, he figured to put this fellow to the test. The other agreed and also a modest gambling ensued.

The other went increase in an plane and flew end the herd. The aircraft landed, the fellow got out and pronounced come the rancher that there to be 3,247 cattle. Astounded, the rancher asked just how this other had excellent it.

"Counted all the horns and also divided by two....."

Now ago to your frequently scheduled discussion...


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post by gabe top top Monday, December 15, 2008 1:21 afternoon
kolechovski
because those cars don't seem come drag across the ground too easily...


Your logic is one . . .

Gabe


benidormclubdeportivo.orghaveRR
Member sinceJune 2001 From: Lombard (west that Chicago), Illinois 13,656 posts
posted by benidormclubdeportivo.orghaveRR top top Monday, December 15, 2008 1:43 pm
carnej1
I assume the these cars were traveling there is no a load? Surely castle can't be humped loaded? ns was under the impression the they only relocate on one-of-a-kind benidormclubdeportivo.org...

Yes, they to be empty. All visited the same group track, so ns assume that somebody's acquired a bunch of loads coming because that them (maybe Houston Ed will check out them!). To be they loaded, castle may have gone over our hump as far as one of the reduced retarders, yet from there they would have actually been shoved come a joint.

"Centipede" would have been one apt description of these cars, too. Speaking of ore cars, you've not heard anything till you've heard a wire of those DM&IR ore jennies (or "jimmies", as we dubbed 'em) going end the three tracks of CNW's Northwest line at Deval at about 35 m.p.h.!


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Mookie
Member sinceJune 2001 From: us 13,488 posts
posted by Mookie ~ above Monday, December 15, 2008 5:36 pm
tree68
Mookie
It started with steam engines. It provided railfans something to count.


I just can't do this one occupational for railroads (especially due to the aforementioned articulated cars), but:

A Texas rancher heard around a fellow who might count just about anything in huge numbers. Because the rancher had just excellent an actual counting of his herd the steers, the figured to put this fellow to the test. The fellow agreed and a modest bet ensued.

The other went up in an airplane and flew over the herd. The plane landed, the fellow got out and also pronounced come the rancher the there were 3,247 cattle. Astounded, the rancher asked how this other had done it.

"Counted every the horns and divided by two....."

Now back to your on regular basis scheduled discussion...


The technician knew the rate ofhis train due to the fact that "he counted the telephone poles, separated by 2 and also then Pi R Squared the results"
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posted by edblysard on Monday, December 15, 2008 6:16 afternoon

Which I would love to check out the "math"written out...thats was a really funny story!

Carl, us just obtained a few of the hefty duty QTTX cars in...got part numbers? and I will watch if they match.


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BaltACD
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posted by BaltACD ~ above Monday, December 15, 2008 6:29 pm
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carnej1
I assume that these cars to be traveling there is no a load? Surely castle can't it is in humped loaded? i was under the impression that they only relocate on unique benidormclubdeportivo.org...

Yes, they were empty. All checked out the same classification track, so ns assume that somebody's got a bunch of tons coming because that them (maybe Houston Ed will see them!). Were they loaded, they may have actually gone over our hump as much as one of the lower retarders, but from over there they would have been shoved come a joint.

"Centipede" would have actually been one apt summary of this cars, too. Speak of ore cars, you've no heard anything till you've heard a cable of those DM&IR ore jennies (or "jimmies", together we referred to as 'em) going end the three tracks of CNW's Northwest heat at Deval at around 35 m.p.h.!


An empty train that B&LE hopper through their twin clasping brakes, recognized a Rattlers would certainly rival anything because that a racket going across a diamond.

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benidormclubdeportivo.orghaveRR
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posted by benidormclubdeportivo.orghaveRR ~ above Monday, December 15, 2008 6:46 pm
edblysard
Carl, we just obtained a few of the hefty duty QTTX dare in...got part numbers? and also I will see if they match.

No, ns didn't take under their numbers. We sent them come the AL&S, quite than the normal Houston course (direct come Pine Bluff). Yet the timing can be close.

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edblysard
Member sinceMarch 2002 9,265 short articles
posted by edblysard on Monday, December 15, 2008 9:23 pm

Sent one down to the docks...they are loading it v a power plant transformer...serious vehicle for significant weight.


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Ulrich
Member sinceFebruary 2003 From: Guelph, Ontario 4,246 posts
post by Ulrich top top Monday, December 15, 2008 10:13 pm

This is interesting..you've rotate mysenseless and also inane question right into an interesting thread...


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post by Murphy Siding top top Tuesday, December 16, 2008 7:09 am
Ulrich
This is interesting..you've rotate mysenseless and also inane question into an exciting thread...


Dang! Don't simply hate once that happens?
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Mookie
Member sinceJune 2001 From: united state 13,488 posts
posted by Mookie top top Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:58 to be
Ulrich
This is interesting..you've turn mysenseless and inane question into an exciting thread...


You have proven the No Stupid Quesion theory!

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