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Date: 01/05/21 19:17
AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: px320

This id the AFT running in reverse to Santa Barbara. Good friend and SP Engineer Russell Bates (RIP) was in the cab as Pilot engineer. He had fired and run cab forwards for years. He showed the fireman how to set the firebox for high speed reverse running/

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Date: 01/06/21 09:51
Re: AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: towazy

Always good to see video of the AFT from this era. 

    Tom



Date: 01/06/21 14:09
Re: AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: SP4360

So you were the one holding up the road. lol



Date: 01/06/21 17:25
Re: AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: towazy

SP4360 Wrote:
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> So you were the one holding up the road. lol

We're you stuck in the caravan?



Date: 01/06/21 17:30
Re: AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: HotWater

px320 Wrote:
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> This id the AFT running in reverse to Santa
> Barbara. Good friend and SP Engineer Russell Bates
> (RIP) was in the cab as Pilot engineer. He had
> fired and run cab forwards for years. He showed
> the fireman how to set the firebox for high speed
> reverse running/

After more than 40 years of firing 4449, I'd sure be interested in learning how firing during "high speed reverse running" is different.



Date: 01/06/21 20:10
Re: AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: px320

All I know is what Russell told me. He said it had more to do with how the dampers were set than anything else.

HotWater Wrote:
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> px320 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This id the AFT running in reverse to Santa
> > Barbara. Good friend and SP Engineer Russell
> Bates
> > (RIP) was in the cab as Pilot engineer. He had
> > fired and run cab forwards for years. He showed
> > the fireman how to set the firebox for high
> speed
> > reverse running/
>
> After more than 40 years of firing 4449, I'd sure
> be interested in learning how firing during "high
> speed reverse running" is different.



Date: 01/06/21 22:02
Re: AFT to Santa Barbara
Author: SP4360

Yup, about the exit car. The caravan was 3 wide at some points, southbouund traffic along the Rincon was screwed.

towazy Wrote:
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> SP4360 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So you were the one holding up the road. lol
>
> We're you stuck in the caravan?



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