View single post by Kitbash0n30
 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2016 11:21 pm
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Joined: Mon Dec 10th, 2012
Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
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Somewhere in a book on the electrified sections of the Milwaukee Road through the Bitterroots and other mountains along the Rockies there is a pic of where they paralleled the Northern Pacific and caption mentions that NP's Z-something mallet, something like a 2-8-8-2, I'll have to dig out the book and look, was rated at only 600 tons on the 4% grade there.
That's six, just six, modern grain hoppers loaded, maybe even only 5.

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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