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CSX789
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starting the loco
 
« on: Apr 10th, 2003, 11:22am »
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How do you start a loco ?

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« Reply #1 on: Apr 11th, 2003, 2:47am »
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1. Cut in the batteries and place the isolation switch in the START position.
2. Turn off the governor and open the cylinder test cocks.
3. Push and hold in the start button for several seconds allowing the engine to roll over several times and eject any water in the cylinders.
4. Turn on the governor and close the cylinder test cocks.
5. Prime the fuel pump.
6. Push and hold in both the START and LOW WATER buttons.
7. Release the START button when the engine fires while continuing to hold the LOW WATER button until it stays in by itself.


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« Reply #2 on: Apr 11th, 2003, 11:28am »
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1.  Put coal in firebox, start a fire, and wait a long time.

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 11th, 2003, 9:46pm »
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Quote:
Put coal in firebox, start a fire, and wait a long time.

 
"But this is a diesel engine!"
 
"Then you better send someone over with a hose- there's a mighty big fire going on in here!"  


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 12th, 2003, 6:15am »
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Hendo, you're a nut.  I like that in a person. Thanks for many a hearty laugh - keep 'em coming!
-Bob


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« Reply #5 on: Apr 12th, 2003, 11:23am »
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Why not just turn a key  

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« Reply #6 on: Apr 12th, 2003, 9:01pm »
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I guess I like to do things the hard way.

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 12th, 2003, 10:49pm »
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sd50
I agree with you on how you start the engine you put that in real good way for somone to read
good job


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« Reply #8 on: Apr 13th, 2003, 10:02pm »
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Hendo, you're a nut.

 
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't!  


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CSX789
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 14th, 2003, 3:42pm »
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what i was asking for is on a steep mountain all because of restriction

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 14th, 2003, 6:29pm »
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I don't understand what you are talking about.

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 15th, 2003, 5:34am »
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on Apr 14th, 2003, 3:42pm, CSX789 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
what i was asking for is on a steep mountain all because of restriction

CSX789 -
Are you asking how to get a loco moving when it's stopped on a steep grade?


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CSX789
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 15th, 2003, 3:15pm »
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yes im asking

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« Reply #13 on: Apr 15th, 2003, 6:39pm »
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CSX789 -
You've raised a good question. It's got to be tough to start a train on a steep grade. Maybe one of our engineer members could tell us how he does it?
-Bob


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« Reply #14 on: May 9th, 2003, 9:13am »
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I know a locomotive does not get shut down
too often but I would think it would take one
whale of a starter to turn it over. Seems
like I heard some have air starters.


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« Reply #15 on: May 9th, 2003, 10:43am »
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Yes the starters are big. Some locomotives actually use the main generator as the starter and others use dedicated starter motors.

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« Reply #16 on: May 9th, 2003, 2:29pm »
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Our engines shut down after 20 or 30 minutes they have the auto start on them i think it's a pain in the butt because if you are sitting in a siding the engine will turn off after 20 min and it gets hoter then hell in there

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« Reply #17 on: May 9th, 2003, 11:45pm »
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Back to what CSX789 was saying. When you are on a steep grade how does one start the engine moving. I know I have had this problem in MS Train Simulator. Even with the sand going and the at run 8 the train still moves backwards down the mountian. Before anyone says anything the reverser was going forward. I hope sombody can give us some good ideas.
 
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« Reply #18 on: May 11th, 2003, 12:08pm »
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What i know is you set a little air to the train and when the slack runs out you release the air but i am only a Conductor so i don't know the whole process.Hope this kind a helps.

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« Reply #19 on: May 11th, 2003, 12:29pm »
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Last week I watched my favorite local shortline on a long grade that climbs out of a river valley.  It was retrieving a gravel train that had been stuck half way up!  The guy came back with a bigger lash up.  He recoupled the engines, pushed back all the slack, revved up the engines to full blast, and then the train began to creep forward.  By pushing back the slack, he technically wasn't trying to pull the entire weight of the train from a dead stop. I didn't notice that he puffed any sand on the rail before he engaged the gears--I don't think he did.  
 
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