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Date: 12/06/18 08:34
SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: LTCerny

A shakedown run othe the D&S took place with SP 4-6-0 #18 on November 28, running unassisted from Durango to Rockwood.  On the 2.5% grade from Hermosa to Rockwood, it sounded good pulling two open passsenger cars, a flat car, and a caboose. 



Date: 12/06/18 10:18
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: tomstp

I wonder how many cars it can handle to Cascade?



Date: 12/06/18 11:10
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: callum_out

In Winter considering rail conditions and load maybe 5 beyond Rockwood, be a struggle to get 5 loaded
into Rockwood from Durango. Consider that the test train had 2 empty "open" passenger cars, a flat and
a caboose and was working hard from the road crossing to Rockwood.

Out



Date: 12/06/18 15:13
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: wingomann

I'm looking forward to videos of the 18 in action back there.
 



Date: 12/07/18 09:35
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: wjpyper

wingomann Wrote:
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> I'm looking forward to videos of the 18 in action
> back there.

You can see it at http://www.youtube.com and search Southern Pacific 18 2018 there are several videos there.
 



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Date: 12/07/18 13:29
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: Kimball

How would the Colorado grades compare to the CA and NV desert line grades?  How many loaded or unloaded cars did she handle there?

And hey; the Colorado part of "Carson and Colorado" has finally kind of come true!



Date: 12/08/18 09:04
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for the tip on the videos. I was hoping to see photos or video of the SP No. 18 next to a D&S regular for size comparison but haven't seen any yet.

Victor A. Baird
http://www/erstwhilepublications.com



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Date: 12/08/18 10:25
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: LJGross

When was the last time prior to this run that a locomotive with a four-wheel pilot truck operated on this line?



Date: 12/08/18 11:36
Re: SP #18 Shakedown run on D&S
Author: callum_out

That would be the Eureka a few years ago ie a 4-4-0.

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