4 Axle Question
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Mon Sep 18 11:45:48 EDT 2017
I have a photo of #2057 at Galex sta. in 1957 - The crew invited me up to check out the fire and cab facilities. Will always be indebted to them for that - Ron H.
On Monday, September 18, 2017 6:43 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
Most of the North Carolina was also 4 Axle restricted. BUT.... From a
timetable I used to have from the early 80's showed that 6 Axle units where
allowed to Austinville where the huge lead and zinc mine was. But From
Austinville to Galax and Fries was restricted to 4 axle units. I never saw a
six axle unit on the line anywhere, when I aged enough to know the
difference around the very early 1980's. In the very twilight of the branch.
I have seen photos of Y5 class locomotives in Galax, so I would be deferred
maintenance was the main issue, since the Gossan Iron Mines near Galax
closed in the early 60's.
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Subject: 4 Axle Question
> Hello everyone, I live next to a Southern branch, that due to weight
> restrictions, was restricted to only 4 axle locomotives for many years. I
> was wondering, did the N&W have any lines or branches that could only
> accommodate 4 axle motors due to weight or curvature restrictions?
> -Evan Miller
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