Nickel Plate Road 757 Going to Bellevue, Ohio!

NKP779 posted:

The 757 was built with roller bearings on the pony axle and the drivers, just like the other NKP S-2 class Berkshires.  The trailing truck and the tender trucks are equipped with solid bearings.  That will trigger the 25 mph speed limit on NS.  The 757 could avoid the busy PRR corridor from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh to Cleveland if the 757 was routed from Harrisburg north to Scranton, Binghamton and Buffalo.  The traffic density is not as great on that routing but it is longer.  The question will be how NS would price the longer route in order to keep the 25 mph move off the busier but shorter route.  

NKP779, yes I agree with the Scranton to Binghaton to Buffalo and onto Cleveland. The issues though because of the 25MPH speed restriction is, they would have to battle the NS Eastbound Intermodal's 22K, 206, Freights 310 & 316. Plus some westbound trains if they have to let them by. Only good things are, because it's single track, there are plenty of sidings between Buffalo and East Cleveland. 

Another way they could go that actually would be good or almost better besides taking the Pittsburgh Line through Altoona and into Pittsburgh is if they got into Conway and after Conway, they take the Bayard Line from Conway and head to Alliance and use the southwest transfer in Alliance and head west on Fort Wayne Line to Bucyrus and head north to Bellevue. That way 757 doesn't even get onto the mainline from Conway to the Cleveland Line into Cleveland and head west. Unless NS has restrictions of steam along the Bayard Line. 

But these are just my ideas trying to help some.

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Hot Water posted:
The BN "executive" explained, even to the inquiring media, that "Steam locomotives damage the signaling systems!".

Good Lord.

Where do these numb skulls come up with this crap?

Sad thing is there is no shortage of guys like that.

seaboardm2 posted:
OGR Webmaster posted:
Hot Water posted:
The BN "executive" explained, even to the inquiring media, that "Steam locomotives damage the signaling systems!".

Good Lord.

Where do these numb skulls come up with this crap?

Sad thing is there is no shortage of guys like that.

On the move I wrote about before, it was said that my request went up the chain of command to the VP in charge of making pests go away.

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