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Date: 01/24/23 05:19
Generator on UP at Point of Rocks, NE, 23 Jan 2023
Author: cozephyr

Union Pacific 2578, ET45AH, moved a generator on KWUX 301 past Point of Rocks east of Potter, Nebraska, 23 January 2023 on UP's Sidney Subdivision.  Caboose is lettered Fracht LBR 551974.  Cold gray day with surprising amount of snow on the ground.

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Photo - KWUX 301 Schnabel car with generator in snow covered western Nebraska west of Sidney, Nebraska, 23 Jan 2023.




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/24/23 06:40 by cozephyr.

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Date: 01/24/23 14:44
Re: Generator on UP at Point of Rocks, NE, 23 Jan 2023
Author: skiptrain

What is the weight of the generator ?

Is that an active caboose used for special purposes ? 

Skip Marquard
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 01/24/23 15:18
Re: Generator on UP at Point of Rocks, NE, 23 Jan 2023
Author: longliveSP

skiptrain Wrote:
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> What is the weight of the generator ?
>
> Is that an active caboose used for special
> purposes ? 

The caboose houses the crew that is with the train. They are able to adjust the load to get around close objects, such as moving side to side by a number of inches. 



Date: 01/25/23 03:48
Re: Generator on UP at Point of Rocks, NE, 23 Jan 2023
Author: tomubee

Caboose used by three Schnabel Car operators; generator weighs between 500-550 tons?

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Date: 01/25/23 07:31
Re: Generator on UP at Point of Rocks, NE, 23 Jan 2023
Author: E25

I'm going to show my ignorance here, but how do these massive "generators" work?  Is there a rotating conductor in a magnetic field which is powered by an external power source, or is it really a "transformer," or maybe something else.

Thanks for any informative replies.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 01/25/23 08:10
Re: Generator on UP at Point of Rocks, NE, 23 Jan 2023
Author: longliveSP

E25 Wrote:
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> I'm going to show my ignorance here, but how do
> these massive "generators" work?  Is there a
> rotating conductor in a magnetic field which is
> powered by an external power source, or is it
> really a "transformer," or maybe something else.
>
> Thanks for any informative replies.

Yes, that is a generator head for lack of a better term and is connected to a source to turn the shaft.



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