Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9

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Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9

Postby SOO2719 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 pm

Article not behind paywall:

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/01/11-friends-of-the-261-acquiring-milwaukee-road-e9

Will this E-unit help the Friends open up new excursion markets?
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Re: Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9

Postby Mark D » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:06 am

I don't know any more about it than you or anyone else who isn't named Steve Sandberg.
However, my fertile mind sees a work-around with the costly PTC. I sort of foresee this diesel locomotive having a PTC controller that would treat the steam engine braking the same as the rest of the train.
But that's just me dreaming. Don't take it seriously.
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Re: Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9

Postby Millhouse » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:33 pm

I was actually kinda thinking along the same lines, Mark. But being nowhere as experienced as others on this board, chose not to speak up.

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Re: Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9

Postby Mark D » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 am

Not to worry about not knowing this or that, I'm only giving out a wild guess myself. I would like to see that though, because then we could run the steam engine on more tracks than just the TC&W.
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