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Author Topic: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread  (Read 5939 times)

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Offline Webbo

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #135 on: June 24, 2019, 03:28:48 AM »
Thanks Andy and welcome back to Hollywood

I greatly enjoyed your latest clip so keep them coming

The BHP locomotive is a long way from home. These locos are being used to haul massive iron ore trains in northwest Australia. Rule 1 rules!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2019, 03:52:36 AM »
A BHP loco!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #137 on: June 25, 2019, 12:33:16 AM »
Hi Webbo and George.

How are you doing?
Do you see US locomotives in Australia?
Are they exactly same US engines or modified?
I heard that Australia holds the world record for the longest train.
Is that true?

For Webbo:

Oh no no no. ;)
2 hours or longer videos please. :admiration:
I can watch a Deadwood layout video for 5 hours straight non stop! :tv:
But the end, I agree with Rich. Ultimately the length doesn't matter.
I just want to see more of your modeling work.
Modelling hard for a little guy like me please. :-*

For George:

I can't find your YouTube channel but...
Oh no no no. ;)
2 hours or longer videos please. :admiration:
I can watch a George's layout video for 5 hours straight non stop! :tv:
But the end, I agree with Rich. Ultimately the length doesn't matter.
I just want to see more of your modeling work.
Modelling hard for a little guy like me please. :-*

For Captain Andy:

Is there any chance that a new Cascade video coming up soon?

 :camera: Dats


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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #138 on: June 25, 2019, 01:05:09 AM »
Hi Dats

These AC6000s (6000 hp) were built in the US, but I don't know if they were modified. I would expect they would have been somewhat to take the extra heat in northwest Australia. I heard somewhere that they did this.

Yes, the longest train was recorded in 2001. It was a BHP train hauled by 8 of these AC6000s. According to Google the train was 99,734 tonnes, comprised 682 iron ore hoppers, and was 7.3 km long.

The AC6000s acquired new by BHP in 1999 were replaced by EMD SD70ACs around 2012.

AS for watching Deadwood videos, I expect that even 10 minutes of them would drive you mad. At the moment I'm concentrating on modifying a couple of Atlas C630s into a British Columbia Railway M630 and a C630M which is using up a ridiculous amount of my time for small gain.

Webbo

 

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