Winterization Hatches SD60's

Jack Doran Sep 28, 2000

  1. Tom Bentley

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    I saw 2 Oakways thru here today. They both had the hatches back on. I read somewhere that they were removed because of low clearances at some power plants. All loaded coal trains thru here any more all have MACS on them except for a few with foreign power.

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  3. Maxwell Plant

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    Welcome and have fun! Are you just a railfan or do you model too? Try anything that looks fun here. Smiles [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] UBB codes Bold Itallic BOTH and you can go to profile and make a signature, like this below...

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  4. Gats

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Scott McKemy:
    Re: The concrete ties on Stampede/Stevens

    I also heard a while back that they were having problems with those ties. I think that because the ground was so moist there, that they tended to shift often and erode quicker. But that is just a guess, I really am not sure.
    Scott
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    Welcome aboard, Scott.

    I heard the same thing. Due to the wet conditions the concrete ties (or sleepers) are 'melting' and failing prematyrely. The plan it to replace them with wood.
    Steel was mentioned somewhere along the line but these have proved to be as short-lived as concrete, particularly in tunnels in wet areas.

    Gary.

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  7. Colonel

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    Hi Scott,
    I'd like to welcome you too trainboard, we have lots of forums include N scale and Union Pacific which will suit you, we also have the inspection pit forum for all general topics on model railroading. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

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