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 Posted: Mon Jan 20th, 2014 05:33 pm
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Herb Kephart



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Ballasting (for more traction) in the frame. Have to keep the loco light enough for rail size (weight per yard) and roadbed, yet get as much traction as possible.

The reason that 45 tons seems to be a ''magic'' number is that the BofLE (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers) allowed in some contract negations
that a "fireman" was not required on locos 45 ton or under.

Herb



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