Trains on the Pokey today
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Thu Apr 9 17:26:11 EDT 2009
Wow! I had no idea that they were achieving adhesion ratios in the
mid 40s these days!
On Apr 9, 2009, at 12:20 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> > what is the CTE software?
> > Nathan Simmons
> Controlled Tractive Effort... reduces the TE curve from 145,000pds
> to 110,000pds when the unit is below 11mph. Normally used in DPU
> operation on manifests on other roads... however, it would make
> sense for it to be enabled even when manned, given that these units
> are max axle load units (432,000lbs) and have the high-adhesion
> software set to 36,000/200,000 (36,000lbs max TE per motor,
> 200,000pds max TE for the unit)
> Robb Fisher
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