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Date: 02/09/19 06:19
At the small shop facility at Murray on the BC Rail Tumbler sub, 6001 is waiting for some servicing and inspection. The shop here could do most service, inspections and lite repairs. For anything major such as wheel change, truck change out or anything requiring a heavy overhead crane, the locomotives had to go to the larger shop in Prince George. Note the offset headlight. The front door was really never used and the short hood area was a very cramped confined space and could be accessed from inside the cab. Brilliantly placed down in the short hood was the handbrake and for anyone over 2 feet tall it was quite a feat to get in there to apply or release the brake. I found the units to be noisy and rough riding.
Photo taken February, 1985
Date: 02/09/19 07:14
Thanks for offering your perspective on these units. I was surprised to hear you say they were noisy as I always have assumed an electric unit would always be much quieter than a diesel-electric unit. Are you saying these units were actually noisier than some diesel-electrics?
Date: 02/09/19 07:24
No, not as noisy as a diesel locomotive, but there was a lot of noise from the blowers as well truck noise. I assumed an electric locomotive would be quiet, there is noise.
Date: 02/09/19 09:55
> No, not as noisy as a diesel locomotive, but there
> was a lot of noise from the blowers as well truck
> noise. I assumed an electric locomotive would be
> quiet, there is noise.
You're just hearing noises you never heard before because of the lack of a diesel engine.
Date: 02/09/19 11:03
I hear things all the time, noise is noise.
Date: 02/09/19 15:30
Your caption made this image come alive.
Date: 02/09/19 19:54
What a beautiful image, not only for the subject, but the delicacy of the tones. It's almost like a B&W, with a pop of red, like the old colourized postcards.