Road slugs

chessie Feb 22, 2004

  1. chessie

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    CSX has a neat collection of road slugs... they are very interesting and made from various "cores" (bodies) Here's probably one of the rarest: a slug in the YN3 scheme:

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    Harold
     
  2. chessie

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    Another view of the same loco:
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    Harold
     
  3. BrianS

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    I'll do ya one better for rarity... A decent photo of one at night! :D

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  4. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Definately, you have got me there! So give me the photo details (I know you have them...)

    Harold
     
  5. 7600EM_1

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    Nice shots guys! Keep them comming (I'll try to get to posting a few of mine when I get to the disks with them on.... :D But will always like seeing others photo work! [​IMG]
     
  6. chessie

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    John,
    Good to hear from you! I am trying tofind my old photos (film pictures) of these units as well......

    Harold
     
  7. William Cowie

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  8. William Cowie

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    oops, let's do it the right way [​IMG]

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  9. Johnny Trains

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    Great shot Brian!
     
  10. YoHo

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    A road slug, I believe is a slug with the cab and controls intact. more tractive effort from the same engine.


    Interestingly, for a while, Seaboard had some slugs that they used wit GE units that were of the standard style, but were used on the "road" I wonder what happened to them.
     
  11. BrianS

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    Sorry, Harold, I don't kiss and tell... Err... Wait a minute... You're in luck, I do photograph and tell! :D

    That would be a mother-slug set parked in the yard in Hancock, West Virginia on March 25, 2003 with Q134 streaking by behind. Nikon N80, 50mm f/1.8 Series E, Provia 100F, tripod mounted, exposure unrecorded.

    WHEW! :cool:
     
  12. 7600EM_1

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    Thanks Harold! I'll be awaiting for them when you finmd them! :D

    As for the Seaboard road switchers, CSX got them, an they used them on the "road" too to extend the loco's tractive effort. BUT they also were fuel tenders (they left the fuel tanks on them to supply extra fuel to the mother unit. PLUS that added weight to the tractive effort as well. I'm not sure if CSX still uses them or not, (They could have retired these units) BUT, that I'm not sure of....
     
  13. GP30

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    yeah I'm almost positive CSX got rid of the GE Slugs. They are doing away with a lot of the other old GE equipment.
     
  14. SLR 393

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    My friend Bruce is an engineer on the SLR, he says the crews like the slugs because they are so quiet! The new SLR slugs look like normal road engines with the grills and some fans blanked.

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  15. chessie

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    YES! That is what I have heard the most.... crews like the quiet of riding in the cab of slug....

    Harold
     
  16. jasonboche

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    Anyone know if slugs get ballasted with weight because of the lack of a motor?
     
  17. William Cowie

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    I read somewhere that the yard slugs have ballast weight, don't know about road slugs...
     
  18. chessie

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    Yes, the road slugs are ballasted (with concrete, I think) to make up for the loss of weight due to the removal of the prime mover.

    Harold
     
  19. YoHo

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    DO those fuel tanks hold fuel for the other units?


    What do the connections look like between units?
     
  20. chessie

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    I think the fuel tanks are functional and I know I must have some pics of the connections.... let me check on that [​IMG]

    Harold
     

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