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 Posted: Wed Apr 24th, 2019 04:02 am
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Michael M
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Found a link to timetables for the D&RGW:

http://www.drgw.net/info/EmployeeTimetables?fbclid=IwAR2NRJP8glHqqaaDIcBL6enXyQ5H4IAyvok_WNgxzpQHcafShRH3ZpgLNSE

The Silverton Branch had a top speed of 15mph.




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 Posted: Tue Apr 30th, 2019 11:49 pm
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Hi Michael  :mex:



An interesting find !  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


Have you made up an official  N.I.& E.R.R.  company document on  SPEED  ?  :old dude:



Or is it dependent on how much juice is left in your Li-Po ? ...  :!:

... the EXTREME gearing of some engines mechs. ?  ;)

... or how quickly the loco engineer wants to hit the local saloons ?  [toast]



:slow: :slow: :slow: :slow: :slow:



Si.



I heard that some jet train services on the N.Y.C. were SO FAST ...

... That the trains lettering got scrambled up, as well as your eggs !  :shocked:







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Si,


That would be an interesting idea to add speed limits to a timetable or employee rule book for a model railroad.
I remember an article, I think in RMC, about printing up your own railroad passes.


Speeds are kept low and slow on the N.I. & E. due to track and equipment. 
#8 (0-4-0) can hit a pretty good clip at full throttle! 
A saloon is never far away at San Miguel or Whiskey Flats,
with the Bad Burro, Bloated Goat, or Woodie's Cantina to choose from. [toast]


Jet engines on a two-footer? 
Would probably run out of track before reaching top speed!  :bg:




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 Posted: Wed May 1st, 2019 01:58 pm
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The old "formula" for locomotive speed was calculated as 1.1 times driver diameter.
OK then, how do they explain how SR&RL 2 foot gauge 0-4-4T's could haul a train at 60 MPH when they had but 36" dia. drivers!!!  ???

Say what?
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" speed was calculated as 1.1 times driver diameter "


OK so thats not his Levis waistline divided by pi then ?

Hasnt quantity of pie got something to do with fitting through saloon doors as well ?

Or so I was once rudely told !


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Eddie-that's a historical account...not mine.
Just thought I'd throw it in.

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