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Re: [FJGRailroad] Question

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  • Randy & Lorraine
    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?? ... From:
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 11, 2001
      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??
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: paul larner <pklarner@...>
      To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      in
      > marine applications and auxiliary power plants; how they are rated in
      these
      > applications is for someone knowledgeable about the engines. Must have
      been
      > a bunch of ALCophiles around the area last week. (No not at Lake George.)
      I
      > 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.
      >
      > PKL
      >
      >
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