UP 844 Highball @ 75mph

How is this cast iron beauty not ripping itself apart?

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+10 1. CorpseGrinder commented 4 years ago


75mph = 120kmh

And please people: don´t start any arguments (like on YT) about if this video was sped up or not. ´cuz it is not.
(We are above YT comment standards and most of us got at least a bit of common sense) <3 :*
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+7 2. etplayer commented 4 years ago

God the 4-8-4 Northerns were such beautiful locomotives! I'd love to see this one in the 2 tone grey Overland Limited paint scheme... :)

As for how they did it without ripping themselves to shreds...the wheels were counterbalanced versus where they were connected to the drive rods. Hard to see in this movie but there was generally a section opposite the drive rod connection where there was more material cast into the wheel.


See here in the image at the top of this page....
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+1 3. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

Oh I really must watch this again...now where did I put my Anorak 8-)
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+1 4. ComentAtor commented 4 years ago

#3 come on you trainspotter , don't be shy.. what's your weirdness .. collecting bones ? spotting B-52s? big butts? not stamps i hope
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+2 5. 4megetbanjo commented 4 years ago

Considering the inertia from 1 ton traverse bars each gives your comment full credit CorpseGrinder
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0 6. Dennyboy commented 4 years ago

The world record for a steam loco is held I think by the British made Mallard, and broken way back in the 30's.

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-1 7. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#1 Yes, I agree, we are above YT standards. :) <3
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+1 8. snotraddict commented 4 years ago

#4 Boys? (kidding JJ) >:)

#7 yea but we have our days.
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+1 9. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#8 It's okay to have days, but not if it becomes a permanent mindset, that's the difference between YT and snotr. :)