Old 01-08-2009, 03:29 AM   #26
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Ok kids! Lets break this up some, who here knows the first locomotive with the 26L airbrake system? Hint: It's a passenger loco....
What is the E9?
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:10 PM   #27
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What is the E9?
Nope! Guess again...

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Old 01-09-2009, 12:40 AM   #28
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Ok kids! Lets break this up some, who here knows the first locomotive with the 26L airbrake system? Hint: It's a passenger loco....

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EMD Demo unit F9 #462 w/645A prime mover.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:59 AM   #29
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EMD Demo unit F9 #462 w/645A prime mover.
Nope! Keep trying..... I'll give you guys one more guess at it.

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Old 01-09-2009, 01:34 AM   #30
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I agree with you for the most part, but would it have hurt him to find a ticket agent or other Amtrak personnel and ask for permission to shoot from the platform? Is the platform actually 'public property' anyway? If he wasn't a paying passenger, what was his reason for being on a platform without permission?
Read again. He rode the train to to Penn Sta. He was a paying passenger.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:37 AM   #31
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Nope! Keep trying..... I'll give you guys one more guess at it.

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Was it an EMD unit?
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:03 PM   #32
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Read again. He rode the train to to Penn Sta. He was a paying passenger.
Oops. I stand corrected. I stopped reading once it got to the TV crew section figuring that the rest of the story was about them. I still stand by my curtesy speal though, regardless.

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #33
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Ok kids! Lets break this up some, who here knows the first locomotive with the 26L airbrake system? Hint: It's a passenger loco....

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I found one earlier than the Demo F9/645a, PRR P5
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:14 PM   #34
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M.L. Gabert, you are correct! The PRR P5a was the first locomotive to incorporate the 26-L brake schedule standard on all locomotives.

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:13 PM   #35
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M.L. Gabert, you are correct! The PRR P5a was the first locomotive to incorporate the 26-L brake schedule standard on all locomotives.

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Why thank you Kevin, did a little research and broke out my old Pennsy book and there it was "ta da". That system has been around since 1933. ~Mike
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The first freight loco with the 26-L STANDARDLY EQUIPPED was the PRR E-44 electric. Huh, the STANDARD railroad of the world. Yes, others will say that older freight units had 26-L, however, read again that I said was standard for all units delivered. Before the E-44, most manufacturers gave three options, 6-BL or SL, 24-RL or 26-L. At this time, the 26 was still not all that popular among railroad carriers. Before I hear a wrath of criticism from shortline folks whom have pre-1960 locos with 26 air, understand this, the majority of them have been upgraded from an earlier airbrake schedule. 24-RL was the popular air up until the early 50's, FYI.

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:42 PM   #37
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Alright, here is a question that I have for the readers, did EMD or, EMC ever offer 14 airbrake ( straight airbrake ) as an option? The best of my knowledge says that they did not. I have seen and ran Alco's with it, but, never remember an EMD with this schedule.

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Old 01-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #38
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Alright, here is a question that I have for the readers, did EMD or, EMC ever offer 14 airbrake ( straight airbrake ) as an option?

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I'll do my homework, but I think the SW-1 was set up this way.
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No, the SW-1 was offered with 6 brake.
Not sure about the SW, SC or NW models tho.
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They just did a satirical segment on this on the Colbert Report. Duane Kerzik was interviewed about it. I'll post the video link once it's posted online.
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Heres the colbert report clip "Amtraks cleverest ruse since their so called timetable"
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-col...k-photographer
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Ok, I know I jumped on Mike B for making fun of the situation, but that was funny. Seems the photog enjoyed making this spoof also.
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