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Old 08-28-2003, 01:25 AM   #7
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You brought out some good points there petertenthije. The trains that we have here in America (and Canada) are longer and heavier so we need more powerfull locomotives. Trains in America do travel a long distance and since they travel such long distances they need locomotives that can carry large amounts of fuel (another reason why diesel locomotives are big, the fuel tank).

That GM Class 66 locomotive in the picture, the paint scheme on it looks very similar to the Wisconsin Central paint scheme. I heard that there are railroads in England and Australia that are owned by Wisconsin Central, is this true?
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