VGN Heat Dissipation at Narrows Power Plant

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Mon Apr 22 19:35:41 EDT 2013

Is there any information on how the VGN's Narrows Power plant handled the problem of power generated by regenerative braking which was not needed to move another train moving upgrade?

Obviously there were large water-cooled resistor banks. Were the resistor banks in the river, or in a cooling pond to which cool river water was pumped and from which heated water was discharged?

Is there any surviving information on how all this was handled?

-- abram burnett
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