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Old 03-10-2011, 03:02 AM   #50
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Hey kid, ever hear of wheelslip?
Protip: Max tractive effort is somewhere in the teen MPH (Somewhere around your age, and a little above your IQ) and if you ever get the chance to pull the throttle to notch 8 with a unit putting out full horsepower, there's a damn good chance you're going to
A: Break a knuckle
B: Slip until your wheels have melted into the rail.

Now, was it the same train? Same cars? Same loading? Same tonnage? Same weather? Same track conditions?
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