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    I know some members have been waiting for them. I tried to put them in order from loco being delivered to the end of life prepared material. I can't post pics so here is the flickr thread. Click the link and enjoy. I have uploaded about 15 to 20 random pics I have taken. I would love to take more I just don't have time to take them all the time. That and its so repetitive I just want it done so I can get to the next one and break it. Enjoy it Mechanic668. If a moderator would upload them and delete this sentence that would be fantastic and greatly appreciated.

    Scrapping Locomotives - a set on Flickr

    Here is another set I took a while ago I can't remember if I posted them or not but here is the link to it. Enjoy.



    32 inch shaft/roll - a set on Flickr

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    why dont you use a thermal/oxygen lance, that what we use on big demo jobs? If were doing demo is a confined area we use regular torches and run on liquid oxygen.

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    I always wondered ho much does one truck weigh on a train.

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    PTS, One truck minus the 3 Traction motor combo weights approx 22,100 lbs. JGH why would we use thermal lances at all to expensive and takes to long to run and setup run and setup run and setup? Waste of time and I can get more done with a jet torch.

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    how old are them things ? there's sure a lot of heavy iron in em

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    Now thats something you dont see every day. Killer pics
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    Bear there weight when full of fuel and oil is 417,000 lbs and they are vintage 70,s to 80's models. Some are lighter but only by 20 tons. Greytruck its monotonous seeing it everyday. Its just the last stop for that train. When you see me and my sickle (torch) you know something is gonna die that day. It is just another reminder that everything in life has a shelf life. Nothing lasts forever.

    On a side note inside every cab there is a great sticker that reads maximum speed 70 mph. Could you imagine something this big barreling down the rails at 70 mph? It is just insane. If it hit a car or brick wall going that fast it would obliterate everything in its path.

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    On a side note inside every cab there is a great sticker that reads maximum speed 70 mph. Could you imagine something this big barreling down the rails at 70 mph? It is just insane. If it hit a car or brick wall going that fast it would obliterate everything in its path.
    If they had to put a warning there, it make me wonder how fast was the actual speed, that would be the scary part.
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    Wow! Man, That's over 200 tons! For the engine alone, sheesh, that's awesome man

    Quote Originally Posted by PistoneScrapProcessing View Post
    Bear there weight when full of fuel and oil is 417,000 lbs and they are vintage 70,s to 80's models. Some are lighter but only by 20 tons. Greytruck its monotonous seeing it everyday. Its just the last stop for that train. When you see me and my sickle (torch) you know something is gonna die that day. It is just another reminder that everything in life has a shelf life. Nothing lasts forever.

    On a side note inside every cab there is a great sticker that reads maximum speed 70 mph. Could you imagine something this big barreling down the rails at 70 mph? It is just insane. If it hit a car or brick wall going that fast it would obliterate everything in its path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    If they had to put a warning there, it make me wonder how fast was the actual speed, that would be the scary part.
    I am gonna guess they probably could go faster with six traction motors and a diesel engine that weights 38,000 lbs alone and a huge generator. I would imagine they could go faster. There is a governor on the motor so I know you could push it past the limit of 70 mph.

    By the way here is a sweet link for any train followers. Its the NICKEL PLATE RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE NUMBER 765. Its fully restored and touring from city to city right now. I had the chance to see when it was in STL. AWESOME JUST AWESOME. By far the sweetest thing I have seen this year. It weights in at 400 tons. It had three coal cars and was chugging out black smoke. It even has its own twitter page to tell you where its gonna be. This locomotive draws huge crowds wherever it goes and is definitely worth seeing if you are anywhere remotely close where its gonna be passing through. I can honestly say seeing it made me fell like a kid again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistoneScrapProcessing View Post
    On a side note inside every cab there is a great sticker that reads maximum speed 70 mph. Could you imagine something this big barreling down the rails at 70 mph? It is just insane. If it hit a car or brick wall going that fast it would obliterate everything in its path.
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    Just watched that movie trailer. Now I gotta go rent the movie. That is pretty much what I figured they would say that it would obliterate anything in its path. Each locomotive has that plow looking thing on the front of them. If it was moving fast enough and hit a deer I would imagine all you would see is a blur of blood and the train would keep rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistoneScrapProcessing View Post
    Just watched that movie trailer. Now I gotta go rent the movie. That is pretty much what I figured they would say that it would obliterate anything in its path. Each locomotive has that plow looking thing on the front of them. If it was moving fast enough and hit a deer I would imagine all you would see is a blur of blood and the train would keep rolling.
    In the old days was called a "cow catcher" Then I think later they did start putting plows on the ones out west to bust thru the drifts.

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    Super 8 had a good train crash but it's in the dark and kind of hard to see on a small screen.

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    Amazing pictures, thanks.

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    I'm a rookie just know what I heard and may be bs, are trains electric running on diesel generators? My question is if a motor weighs 22000 lbs, do you break those down the windings would be massive, or am I OFFTRACK anyway super job pistone all the cars I've scrapped don't weigh that much

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    It has a diesel motor powering a huge generator supplying power the six traction motors on the wheels. The motor is a hair under 20 net tons. The generator and traction motors weight allot how much is my secret. We have breakdowns on everything coming off these trains. Cory the 22,000 lb number was for the side-frames or just the undercarriage no wheels or motors.

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    When we first started we took in a generator from a 80s motor home, got motor price I'd give anything to have a chance to break that down just to see the return. The trains are neat to me I guess it's the kid in me, secrets are a good thing to have in this business

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    WOW! Great thread! Thanks for sharing.


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