Well, this is interesting! But I can't tell whether it's the official scheme for the ALC-42's or if it's just a prototype scheme.
I can imagine what it's like hitting a 30+ ton tractor at 79 MPH!
Almost a week after the accident, I'm actually surprised they haven't released the victim's name yet. I would think they'd have released his name by now.
Now, I'm trying to calculate the weight of the front trucks, the rear trucks, and the carbody itself.
I stumbled across this diagram of the Baldwin Centipede. For a single Centipede, the "weight on the drivers" is 409,000 lbs. The "weight on the drivers" is the weight of the carbody, am I...
And on a side note: The overall weight of the Centipede was 593,710 lbs. But how much did the carbody and trucks weigh separately?
This diagram might be a little helpful.
So, for a single Centipede, it provides 102,500 lbs of Starting Tractive Effort @ 25% and 52,800 lbs of Continuous Tractive Effort @ 17.8 MPH.
So I can get the physics correct, let's do the calculations of the Tractive Effort for oh say every 5 MPH.
0 - 102,500 lbs
5 - ?
10 - ?
The Baldwin Centipede was perhaps one of the most unique diesel locomotives ever built, although it suffered mechanical problems and proved to be unsuccessful.
The Baldwin Centipede is available in Train Simulator, but the physics are very out of whack.
- They weighed 593.71 tons. But was that...
This is what I'm referring to. I may as well mention her name. All over Facebook (especially in the Facebook group "Metra Rail"), Instagram, Twitter, etc.
No, no. There's someone that has this obsession with METX #210. It's a very long story, but let's just say, she preaches that she's in a spiritual marital relationship with it. A lot of railfans are fed up with it. Many are saying #210 needs to be scrapped. I decided not to mention her name on...