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Reply to "E Unit consolidation"

Given that the standard E-Unit was used in a number of dual-motor locomotive, I can't see two with single motors overloading it.  I must admit, I was always impressed at the wimpy contacts in the E-Unit and the current they expected them to carry.

GRJ

I suspect the contacts are making the current path, not breaking contact with its attendant arcing.  But have been surprised that those small blades do carry high current, though I have read that over time the current causes the blades to heat and lose tension, but don't have first hand experience to know if this is a truism.

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