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844 Problems & E9 replacements on Tour

Discussion in 'Union Pacific Railroad' started by r_i_straw, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I am here in Hearne, Texas waiting for the steam locomotive to show up. Seems they had an incedent in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Bad flat spots on the drivers that they had to grind the tires down to match. They are now firing it up again to see if it will go. May get to Hearne tonight. The E9s are here waiting with a train also.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    What caused the flat spots?
     
  3. LADiver

    LADiver TrainBoard Member

    It is UP so i say sitting in the hole too much!!!
     
  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    From what I have been told, the steam locomotive engine brake went into emergency and the diesel in the consist behind it kept pushing.
     
  5. fireball_magee

    fireball_magee TrainBoard Member

    Odd engine brakes dont go "into emergency" If the trainline did the PCS would open on the diesel and stop it. However I have heard that the 844 said stop the diesel crew kept pushing. Who knows but I miss the days of Steve Lee running the show already.
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    2012-04-16_11-46-17_468.jpg We desided to go ahead and cut and eat the cake.
     
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  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Ok, I just talked to one of the UP guys. The MU box on the 844 failed. The engineer applied the train brake but the the diesel somehow went to notch 9. The engineer the kept reducing air until the brakes locked up but the diesel kept pushing till it stalled. By then the damage was done,
     
  8. Logtrain

    Logtrain TrainBoard Member

    Sounds like Yosemite Sam should have hollared "Woah! Woah! Woah!............When I mean Woah, I mean WOAH!"
     
  9. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I hate it when that happens.
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Ha ha ha. Sounds like a very appropriate way of describing the situation. :D Been a long time since I've last seen one of those cartoons. Should look and see if any are on the 'Net.
     
  11. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Member

    They Are out there. And I love that one. Stupid camel.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Found it! Just as funny as ever:

    [video=youtube;2PeeO8ltmE8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PeeO8ltmE8[/video]
     
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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I was able to get on some of the cars that are here already. Watched them fuel th E9s.
     

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  14. Logtrain

    Logtrain TrainBoard Member

  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    What is the itinerary for this outing?
     
  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    The train behind the E9s is supposed to be added to the cars behind the 844 and continue on to Austin, San Antonio, Houston and New Orleans.
     
  17. fitz

    fitz Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    That's a bad scene. Maybe it will make all the railroads, not just UP, to reconsider letting reliable engines like 844 and 4449 and 3751 and 261 to run without diesel "help" such as this incident. Hope the 844 can complete the tour, though TO had a thread that said it has been cancelled. I also hope that is not the case. :tb-sad:
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Possibly cancelled. Yikes. That is bad news. If so, could mean damage is worse than originally thought?
     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk
     

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  20. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    The photo above is my Opperation Lifesaver table that UP had me set up. They told me at 5 this afternoon to come back tomorrow so I guess they hope to make it this far. I will try to post when I find out more. I am using my "dumb" smart phone and having trouble getting a signal out here on the old family ranch where I am staying.
     
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