Re: [FJGRailroad] Question
- Well where are those ALCOphiles ?? Question?? is an Engine's HP Rating
based upon the actual diesel Engine HP ?? or the Output at the Trucks??
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From: paul larner <pklarner@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Question
> I believe it's the RS-2 and -3 locomotives being rated not the engine.
> There is a distinction on the mechanical side though the rule books,
> operating side, don't reflect it. The 251 ALCo engines were widely used
> marine applications and auxiliary power plants; how they are rated in
> applications is for someone knowledgeable about the engines. Must have
> a bunch of ALCophiles around the area last week. (No not at Lake George.)
> don't think ALCo ever made a motorcycle, though they made a high end
> automobile for several years.
> There may be a brass engine plate on the side of the block.
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