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by Mark D
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: Twin engines, #2 on the dyno
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Twin engines, #2 on the dyno

This is the very first pull on this engine, before tuning. It had idled at about 1500 RPM for maybe five minutes, then loaded at about 2500 for a short bit, and then the decision was made to run the first graphing pull. It was only run to 5000 RPM. When in the boat it will be limited by a rev limite...
by Mark D
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic - Go To Roundhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Off topic - Go To Roundhouse

Last week I was in Menahga, MN. to help my son with his creation of twins. Two identical engines for a 30' 'GO FAST' boat. Kind of like a Donzi or whatever. The engines in it were supposed to be rebuilt, but they were so badly used up that even the blocks couldn't be salvaged. What you see if you ca...
by Mark D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

OH! Now THAT is the best photo of the whole bunch... Not to denigrate the others. That last one is a calendar shot in my own view.
I love it!
Mark D.
by Mark D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?

Thanks. I know about 1003 being in operation and was in Chicago, AND THAT'S where I got the curiosity about 2816 - I knew it had been retired, but couldn't place the number simply because I hadn't heard of it for so long that I just totally forgot where I had known that engine. Canadian Pacific owns...
by Mark D
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?

So, then where is the 2816? I had thought it was somewhere in Wisconsin, but I might be mixing it up with 1003. I call it $OO Line because much of their advertising when they were in business was $OO Line. Or, more correctly $OO LINE.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?

That's what I thought. So I was surprised to see a movie with it. Didn't know about it before. The Omni Theater is full surround movie. My wife and I used to go there years back on a regular basis. But then the Science Museum moved the Omni Theater to a different location that is more difficult to g...
by Mark D
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

So, did they add more load to make the two work hard together? Just curious. What sorts of grades to they run into?
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

What's Up With $OO Line 2816?

Wondering if I've missed something. I thought it had been dormant somewhere for the past decade or so, but.... In today's Minneapolis Star Tribune variety section, bottom of front page, is a small ad for the Science Museum of Minnesota. It is touting their latest film titled Rocky Mountain Express, ...
by Mark D
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 10/1/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Milwaukee 261 In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 10/1/2017

Ok, you can wipe all that white stuff off your face now. It's not at all like a stateroom aboard a cruise boat. Not quite enough space for a bed, a place to put luggage and myself. So it's kind of like those little plastic puzzles where you try to get all the numbers aligned in order. Move this over...
by Mark D
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

That's cool! I need to find some time one of these first days and just drive out there and spend a couple days just watching and taking photo's. Wonder if I could get the wife to go along to share the driving..... :-(

Mark D.
by Mark D
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 10/1/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Milwaukee 261 In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 10/1/2017

Actually, I was in my room sleeping about that time. First thing I can recall about the Sunday ride was somewhere past Chanhassan.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 10/1/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Milwaukee 261 In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 10/1/2017

I was in the tool car. I had been on the engine overnight, around ten hours straight and needed to be ready for greasing at the other end. Plus, there are roughly eleventy seven trained firemen willing, able and ready to fire the beast. Another reason why I like the night shift. I actually get to be...
by Mark D
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

Nice to see a period water tank still in business. Or is it? Sometimes what one sees is not what is real.
By the way, I have to admit to having mad a lot of smoke myself. I try not to, but sometimes it just seems to happen.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Fall Colors or not
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: 261 Fall Colors or not

Yeah, I slept through that after having been on the engine all night for the second night in a row and not sleeping on the first trip. I think I got an hour or so and then couldn't sleep anymore, so was up and about by the time we passed Chanhassen. Nokomos - Isn't that the car that was right behind...
by Mark D
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I took this video of 261...
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: So I took this video of 261...

I'm not sure where we were. Just outside of some town along the way to Glenco, Might have been Cologne (I don't know the spelling, but have heard the name) Must smell good in that town... When we're running, I generally don't care where we are or where we're going, just as long as I'm riding the rai...

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