Locomotive Fire....GE AC4400CW Blowing a Piston...UP 6741
Channel: James Tiroch
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This video was shot on 3-11-06 in Kirkwood Missouri. The train is train CNAAE-08 From the Powder River Basin to New Madrid Missouri.
This video was almost missed...I got out of the house on an excuse of a Job Interview and went down there to see if I could catch Train I-LADU-09.
I missed ILADU09 by 5 minutes, but I decided to stick around since there was a green on Main #2...hoping that it would be a manifest with SD40-2's.
As it turned out, it was this train, CNAAE08 with UP 6741. You can hear me groan when I see that is a plain jane AC4400CW. I can't remember what I said afterwords....the next words I spoke were....
This clip eneded up on the 10:00 news on Channel 2 KTVI St. Louis and Channel 4 KMOV St. Louis...
GE AC4400CW....This means.....
GE= General Electric (Builder)
AC= Alternating Current Traction Motors
4400= Hourspower rating (UP's are rated 4350 HP)
C= 3 axel trucks (12 wheels)
W= Wide Saftey Cab
For a reunion of me and 6741 in Rochelle, IL...Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdsLG81ocVQ