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Date: 04/01/21 10:20
Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: xcnsnake

3rd time was the charm with the EJE heritage unit as my leader as I got called on a 759 (26,000 ton potash drag) and had clear signals for over 160 miles until we reached English, last station 2 miles east of Jasper.




Date: 04/01/21 15:47
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: feclark

Wow! That pops, without any sunlight in sight. The minor weathering on the front end adds to it, somehow.
Fred



Date: 04/01/21 16:09
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: xcnsnake

It's almost due for a trip through the wash rack! (if only they had one lol).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/21 16:09 by xcnsnake.



Date: 04/01/21 18:25
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: cn6218

26,000 tons?  That sounds crazy!  It's a good thing you didn't have to stop.  

GTD



Date: 04/01/21 21:06
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: gaspeamtrak

How many cars were in this monster train???
Thanks for posting...:):):)



Date: 04/02/21 10:11
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: xcnsnake

Can't remember this one specifically but they tend to be around 200 cars or so these days.



Date: 04/03/21 08:58
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: jtwlunch

26,000 tons with 286,000 lb capacity cars equals 143 tons per car roughs out to 182 cars.  Wonder how many units and dpu placement to move the train?



Date: 04/03/21 09:56
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: cn6218

I saw some pictures of this train, taken at Ashcroft on April 1st, and it had two up front (3023 and 3821) and one on the rear (3092).  I didn't see anything in between, although I can't be absolutely sure of that.

I ran across an empty potash train in Grand Falls, NB on March 20th.  It had two ACs up front, one on the rear, and a total axle count of 990!  That works out to 243 cars.  Of course it was all empties, but grades on the NTR are about double what they are on CN out there.

GTD



Date: 04/03/21 11:28
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: xcnsnake

That's correct - they tend to run 2x0x1.
 



Date: 04/03/21 11:39
Re: Joliet Jake "cools it's heels" at English
Author: xcnsnake

The load limit on these NSC potash hoppers is down around 229,000. Loaded trains out of the Sask. mines usually are 3 units, run 2x0x1.

jtwlunch Wrote:
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> 26,000 tons with 286,000 lb capacity cars equals
> 143 tons per car roughs out to 182 cars.  Wonder
> how many units and dpu placement to move the
> train?



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