dual engine train

dual engine train


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    conan776

    Nice pic, but helpers are pretty standard, imo.

    Error401

    True, and I think the term is double header, or triple for three, etc. Not sure what it’s called when they go into a tunnel.

    suicydking

    It’s called DP.

    BeetsAndBears

    THEY’RE GOING PLAID

    RSIxidor

    Were you thinking, “THEY’VE GONE TO PLAID!”

    Tiggle Bitties

    DUAL STAX

    figosound

    heavy metal!

    Adrian

    Tshugga Tshugga Tshugga Tshugga Tshugga Tshugga Tshugga Tshugga

    NoOneInParticular

    You can tell how bad the grade is by how many engines there are, and which way they are facing. Facing backwards gives more pulling power since reverse gear is lower (forward gears are higher for more fuel efficiency at higher speeds), so it’s common to see trains headed up a grade (say into the mountains) to have two or three backward facing engines.

    Error401

    What? That first part you got right, the rest, kind of bs. Only a few steam engines have gears (like the Shay, which neither of these are), and the valving runs the same either forwards or back. You do know that most steam engines are double acting stroke, right? unlike gas/diesel engines (single acting stroke), and the fuel (coal/oil) burns in a firebox that heats water to make steam (ergo, steam engine). As for diesel engines, they’re not really diesel only. The diesel engine turns a big assed generator that powers electric motors that actually turn the wheels (you get… Read more »