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 Posted: Sun Dec 19th, 2010 09:53 pm
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Herb-IIRC the bridge was built on a slight slope so that the loaded cars rolled on their own accross the bridge to the mill. The empties were hauled back to the mine (the adit opened at the other side of the bridge) -In short it is a little stretch to use full size motive power on the model version... as a footnote, there were a couple of other railroad/suspension bridges built by Roebling, most notably the one at Niagra Falls built in 1886 that was rated at 350 tons.


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