Tonnage Ratinds and weather Reductions for locomotives

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Wed Dec 19 21:13:32 EST 2018

Thanks Jimmy.


I looked for further fine print in the '53 ETT but could find anything other
than the charts. I would be interested to know (if anyone has more Pokey
timetables than I) what year the tonnage reduction charts were eliminated.
Might shed a little more light on the subject.


John Garner



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Subject: Re: Tonnage Ratinds and weather Reductions for locomotives


On 12/18/2018 9:17 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

Still seems odd to me that the 1953 ETT for the Pokey Div. instructs train
tonnage to be reduced in cold weather solely to successfully complete a
terminal brake test and has no relation to over the road performance.

 Well John, that's about the best I can do until we can come up with
something in print that actually spells it out. The answer you happen to be
looking for may be lost forever. I just know that tonnage wasn't a factor in
my career.

Broken rails due to cold probably not as common when rails were jointed.

 Debateable, I doubt any records were kept.

Curious. What year did you hire?


Thanks for your thoughts/experiences,  John Garner

 You are welcome.


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