AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > The Lounge > Hobby Forum

Hobby Forum Air, Land, Sea Models, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 05-22-2019, 10:59 PM
Mikado463 Mikado463 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE Pa
Posts: 3,925
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PHC1 View Post
Is this the one that was just completely restored after nearly 60 years of being non operational?
Yep, part of the recent 150 year celebration of the golden spike ceremony.
#4012 is on 'static display' up here in Scranton
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-22-2019, 11:03 PM
Mikado463 Mikado463 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE Pa
Posts: 3,925
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Formerly YB-2 View Post
Dave - thanks for posting. Great to see 4014 running. Wish we were shown more of the 4-8-4 behind it. They are hauling some water/oil in those tenders (to say nothing of the Dash 9 behind them both). Easy to see why they changed over to diesel-electric. Keeping one of those steam powered giants running was quite the feat in water, oil &, especially, maintenance.
no doubt and the Challenger (4-8-4) is a beauty in her own right !
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-23-2019, 07:58 AM
SCAudiophile SCAudiophile is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 4,531
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
no doubt and the Challenger (4-8-4) is a beauty in her own right !
#844 is a "Northern" 4-8-4 also built by ALCO Schenectady Works..

Challengers are 4-6-6-4 config ALCOs also built out of Schenectady.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Mikado463 Mikado463 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE Pa
Posts: 3,925
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
#844 is a "Northern" 4-8-4 also built by ALCO Schenectady Works..

Challengers are 4-6-6-4 config ALCOs also built out of Schenectady.
Roger that, the Challenger being the 'baby' articulate to the 'Big Boy'
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:36 PM
SCAudiophile SCAudiophile is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 4,531
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
Roger that, the Challenger being the 'baby' articulate to the 'Big Boy'
You might recall Dad worked for ALCO so instead of learning sports teams, stats, etc...I learned about trains and big bands,..much more enjoyable :-) !!!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:44 PM
Mikado463 Mikado463 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE Pa
Posts: 3,925
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
You might recall Dad worked for ALCO so instead of learning sports teams, stats, etc...I learned about trains and big bands,..much more enjoyable :-) !!!
I do remember you telling me that ! and with that being said, our family of railroads has what I believe to be the largest Alco roster in the country - 37. Not to mention our CMO, Donny 'C', 'the Alco Doctor' !
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-23-2019, 05:42 PM
SCAudiophile SCAudiophile is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 4,531
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
I do remember you telling me that ! and with that being said, our family of railroads has what I believe to be the largest Alco roster in the country - 37. Not to mention our CMO, Donny 'C', 'the Alco Doctor' !
Yes it does!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-24-2019, 09:24 AM
For The Love of Music's Avatar
For The Love of Music For The Love of Music is offline
Ultra-Fast 69
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Spanish Castle Magic
Posts: 1,926
Default

I agree that’s pretty cool - here’s a question, the was an engine in the front and one in the back - how do they synchronize speed, push and pull and more so how did the synchronize back in the day?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-24-2019, 12:09 PM
Mikado463 Mikado463 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE Pa
Posts: 3,925
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by For The Love of Music View Post
here’s a question, the was an engine in the front and one in the back - how do they synchronize speed, push and pull and more so how did the synchronize back in the day?
In todays world it's called 'distributed power' and it's all done via microprocessor technology(radio / satellite) with control being through the lead locomotive controls. very often seen, especially out west, will be head end power, mid-train and a unit on the rear end.

back in the day (steam) it was all done individually with a engineer and fireman in each locomotive. Coordination of movement was accomplished via radio and before that signal via the engines whistle.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-24-2019, 12:10 PM
PHC1 PHC1 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 23,609
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by For The Love of Music View Post
I agree that’s pretty cool - here’s a question, the was an engine in the front and one in the back - how do they synchronize speed, push and pull and more so how did the synchronize back in the day?
The short answer is: There was a certain degree of wheel slippage but for the most part it was like a team of horses... each pulling their own share of weight. For the more technical explanation: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewt...p?f=9&t=150624
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2023 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Add Powr
Add Powr
Accuphase - Soulution
Accuphase - Soulution
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video