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Date: 08/04/22 21:52
Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: Christi

This was caught on the Winslow Camera this evening at 20:42 MST on 08/04/2022.  More to come.

Christi

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AZ, CA, NM, TX
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/22 23:31 by Christi.




Date: 08/04/22 23:24
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: pdt

Hopefully someone called the RR or 911.

This is one of the problems with all the remote/DPU usage.  While a locked up axle might shut down the engine, the air wont dump until something derails. 

 



Date: 08/04/22 23:29
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: Christi

pdt Wrote:
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> Hopefully someone called the RR or 911.
>
> This is one of the problems with all the
> remote/DPU usage.  While a locked up axle might
> shut down the engine, the air wont dump until
> something derails. 
>
>  

Engineer was on the locomotive and he lowered the throttle pretty quickly.    Video Attached from our RailCam.  Enjoy!

Christi

RailFanAZ - RailFanning BNSF & UP
AZ, CA, NM, TX
RailFanAZ.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/22 23:39 by Christi.

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Date: 08/04/22 23:49
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: pdt

Ok.  Nevermind.  Hard to tell from the still pic.  Looked like a traction motor flashover.  Obviously not a locked axle/burning wheel.
 



Date: 08/05/22 06:40
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: Christi

No worries, the video took longer to process. It's all good.

Christi

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Date: 08/05/22 08:05
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting video!

Larry



Date: 08/05/22 09:05
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: jtwlunch

Thanks for the video, Winslow yard is primarily switched from the east end and is an uphill grade yard to the west.  It takes a lot of throttle to move long and/or heavy cuts into a track or when you are trying to kick cars.  It also requires a lot of handbarakes and rail skates to keep cars in stationary.  When you are at West Winslow taking a picture of a westbound train leaving the yard those locomotives are really working.



Date: 08/05/22 09:43
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: sfbrkmn

No RCO's in "Winsaz".Doin it old school. The image is of the YWIN201 job (also has 1st shift job YWIN101). 
Sam 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/22 10:04 by sfbrkmn.



Date: 08/05/22 09:46
Re: Nice Sparks at Winslow this Evening
Author: x6924w

Wheel slip from a six axle unit. Thats why the sparks went shooting to the rear.



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