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Ken V
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« on: Sep 27th, 2003, 10:35pm »
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Over the scanner today I heard that westbound CN 305 had run out of fuel about seven miles away from its destination, Toronto MacMillan yard, apparently blocking both mainline tracks. It took a few hours for the rescue power to arrive creating a backlog of several trains in both directions.
 
Does this happen from time to time or is it almost never heard of?


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« Reply #1 on: Sep 28th, 2003, 12:04pm »
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Not to often that is  ing

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 28th, 2003, 11:01pm »
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on Sep 27th, 2003, 10:35pm, Ken V wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Over the scanner today I heard that westbound CN 305 had run out of fuel about seven miles away from its destination, Toronto MacMillan yard, apparently blocking both mainline tracks. It took a few hours for the rescue power to arrive creating a backlog of several trains in both directions.
 
Does this happen from time to time or is it almost never heard of?

 
 
LOL!!! And my wife thinks that I'M bad about that!  I would bet the crew of that train got an ear beating.
 
 
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 29th, 2003, 4:23am »
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When we have one unit wonder trains, there is a 1-800 phone number we are to call to report how much fuel our unit has at the end of our tour of duty.

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 29th, 2003, 9:52am »
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 OOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 11:45am »
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on Sep 29th, 2003, 4:23am, CP5657 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
When we have one unit wonder trains, there is a 1-800 phone number we are to call to report how much fuel our unit has at the end of our tour of duty.

 
What railroad do you work for?
 
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 4:44pm »
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Refill the tender from a nearby stream... and don't forget to send flagmen safe distances infront and behind the train.  
 


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« Reply #7 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 8:57pm »
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Does anyone remember the scene in "End of the Line" where the loco runs out of gas and they have some poor gas station attendant roll 55 gallon drums down the track from the fill station?
 
 


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« Reply #8 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 10:23pm »
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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but seems like I heard that
it takes 70 or 80 gallons just to prime a locomotive.
I know the Dash-9 holds about 5000 grand.


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« Reply #9 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 10:34pm »
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Wonder how well a diesel loco runs on gasoline...

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« Reply #10 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 11:11pm »
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on Sep 30th, 2003, 8:57pm, NJ Railfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does anyone remember the scene in "End of the Line" where the loco runs out of gas and they have some poor gas station attendant roll 55 gallon drums down the track from the fill station?
 
 

 
LOL  


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« Reply #11 on: Sep 30th, 2003, 11:12pm »
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on Sep 30th, 2003, 10:34pm, trainwatcher1100 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wonder how well a diesel loco runs on gasoline...

I should try it and see what happens


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« Reply #12 on: Oct 1st, 2003, 12:53pm »
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Trust me.  Do it when your at the end of your day and then find out latter what happened.
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 2nd, 2003, 6:10am »
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hahahahahaha
 
that would certainly liven up the next crew's shift  


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« Reply #14 on: Oct 2nd, 2003, 8:59am »
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10-4 it sure would. If you put gasoline in a diesel engine you've
got problems you don't even want to get into.


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« Reply #15 on: Oct 2nd, 2003, 9:34pm »
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on Oct 2nd, 2003, 8:59am, Railroadman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
10-4 it sure would. If you put gasoline in a diesel engine you've
got problems you don't even want to get into.

 
 
That would ruin the whole thing...the seals would go in the engine block and all that...big trouble.
 
Stop giving me ideas guys.  


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« Reply #16 on: Oct 3rd, 2003, 8:04pm »
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on Oct 2nd, 2003, 9:34pm, NJ Railfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
That would ruin the whole thing...the seals would go in the engine block and all that...big trouble.
 
Stop giving me ideas guys.  

 
Stop given me these great ideas i just might try it


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« Reply #17 on: Oct 3rd, 2003, 10:09pm »
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 Sombody mind explaing in detail what and why would happen if you ran gasoline in a desiel engine? I don't have anything evil that I wan to do. It just seem like an intresting question to find out the answer too.
 
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 4th, 2003, 3:33pm »
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They don't run well, if they run at all.  The diesel fuel also acts as a lubricant for the injection pump and injectors, gas does not have this property.  Gas will clean all parts it comes in contact with of any lubricant that was there before and the resulting friction between any moving parts will finish them off.
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 5th, 2003, 10:59pm »
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of course you could also drain the oil out of the engine oil pan, or drain all the coolant...    

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