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First Road Trip in the "Shelby"

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Yea, I'm Locomotive Machinist. We use alot of those but, most now use turbo instead of blowers. That one is probaly in the 4000HP range at 900RPMs not bad for a two stroke engine.. LOL
 


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Yea, I'm Locomotive Machinist. We use alot of those but, most now use turbo instead of blowers. That one is probaly in the 4000HP range at 900RPMs not bad for a two stroke engine.. LOL
Holy crap!! That is some serious HP!! Not sure if you know about it but that motor is at the Tenn Vally RR.. They restore Trains for future Generations.. They are a museum but don't get any gov funding and use volunteers.. They even have a place to stay for the weekend and what not.. I am thinking on volunteering my painting skills.. I'v never worked on a train so I think it would be kinda cool.. If you don't mind me asking what part of Ga are you in?
 

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"Deepsouth" LOL Close to Waycross, Ga.. About a hour east of Tifton.
 

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the truck looks great like it came from ford like that. the emds v16 you show I install and matain them on the old class air craft carriers they were turbo and gov. down to 2000 hp still 900rpm. now no one should wine about fuel the burn 140 gallons an hour at full load
 

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"Deepsouth" LOL Close to Waycross, Ga.. About a hour east of Tifton.
You are deepsouth!! I am familiar with Tifton.. I made it from there to McDonugh 20 min shy of 2 hours in an 89 Ranger with a 2.3!! 200 miles!!
 

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the truck looks great like it came from ford like that. the emds v16 you show I install and matain them on the old class air craft carriers they were turbo and gov. down to 2000 hp still 900rpm. now no one should wine about fuel the burn 140 gallons an hour at full load
Thank you Sir! that is the look I was going for!! Still Holy Crap that is a lot of HP!!
 

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MultiRanger.......greatttttt pics!

Just a suggestion......add pics from Future Trips to your first set of pics....just make a new trip-title with capital letters so we'll know...that way....all your future trips dont get lost in the replies....just a thought...
 

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MultiRanger.......greatttttt pics!

Just a suggestion......add pics from Future Trips to your first set of pics....just make a new trip-title with capital letters so we'll know...that way....all your future trips dont get lost in the replies....just a thought...
Ten-Fo! Thanks DG!! We were talking about the next road trip last night.. We went north on the first one so we are going to go south on the next trip!!
 

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Need more Pics!..........................................that means more trips!
 

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On the second video that is called a turn table. We have one at work.
 

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On the second video that is called a turn table. We have one at work.
Yep. They are very proud of that one too. It was moved from Macon to Chattanooga and saved from the scrap yard. It has a 25 horse electric motor.
It is very cool! The guy talking about it said they use to be called strong arms cause four men use to spin the train around before electic motors were put on them...
 

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Yea it's all done in the gearing.. Considering they are upwards of 415,000 thousand pounds.
 

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Yea it's all done in the gearing.. Considering they are upwards of 415,000 thousand pounds.
Them things are cool! Even my girlfriend enjoyed it and was impressed.. I think she commented it was one of the coolest things she had ever seen!! You have a very cool job from hearing you talk about it... I was watching the jobs on CSX for a while about a year ago.. It was rare one came along that I wanted so I gave up..
 

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