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May 04, 2008 00:49 |  #1
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Here are a couple of shots from tonight in Cullman, Al.

CSX 2247 is a road slug unit. A road slug is a diesel electric locomotive modifed by removal of the diesel prime mover (engine). It is semi permanently mated to a "mother" locomotive that provides electrical power for both locomotives traction motors. CSX slugs are usually modified GP30 or 35 units from the early 1960s.


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May 04, 2008 01:20 |  #2

Cool shots.


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May 04, 2008 01:30 |  #3

Cool shots Eric.


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May 04, 2008 07:25 |  #4

Very nice indeed. Any more?


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May 04, 2008 08:15 |  #5

13 seconds & you nailed it! Very nice shot.

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May 04, 2008 09:19 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #6
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Casp3r, here are a couple of older images. I don't want to bog things down here, so there are more at http://www.flickr.com …n/sets/72157602​214527710/ (external link)

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PhotosGuy. I added the images to the thread you linked.

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May 04, 2008 11:24 |  #7

ipschoser1 wrote in post #5456509 (external link)
Here are a couple of shots from tonight in Cullman, Al.

CSX 2247 is a road slug unit. A road slug is a diesel electric locomotive modifed by removal of the diesel prime mover (engine). It is semi permanently mated to a "mother" locomotive that provides electrical power for both locomotives traction motors. CSX slugs are usually modified GP30 or 35 units from the early 1960s.


Why convert older units to 'slug's'? There must be some advantage in having one locomotive power two but I am curious as to what it is. If the advantage is to gain more traction I would think that the additional weight of the diesel engine would help rather than hinder.

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May 04, 2008 11:30 |  #8

I like the composition in all 4 shots, The lighting in 2,3,4 is perfect.


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WMS wrote in post #5458383 (external link)
Why convert older units to 'slug's'? There must be some advantage in having one locomotive power two but I am curious as to what it is. If the advantage is to gain more traction I would think that the additional weight of the diesel engine would help rather than hinder.

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Slugs are less expensive to maintain and operate while providing the same tractive effort as two locomotives. I do believe there are speed restrictions which prevent their use for mainline operations. That's why slugs are usually seen in local service. As for weight, I've heard that some slugs have their fuel tanks filled with concrete...


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May 04, 2008 16:34 |  #10

Nice. The sky looks awesome in the first shot.




  
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May 04, 2008 20:06 as a reply to  @ TeriD's post |  #11
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Mike and Teri, Thanks for the comments!


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May 05, 2008 12:38 |  #12

ipschoser1 wrote in post #5458420 (external link)
Slugs are less expensive to maintain and operate while providing the same tractive effort as two locomotives. I do believe there are speed restrictions which prevent their use for mainline operations. That's why slugs are usually seen in local service. As for weight, I've heard that some slugs have their fuel tanks filled with concrete...

Thank you, Filling the fuel tanks with concrete would make sense, as it would add weight at little cost.

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May 24, 2008 14:06 |  #13

Very nice shots. Mind if I ask where abouts these were taken?


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