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  • Blown Turbo?

    It's been a few years since I saw this, and I did not have my camera with me to film.

    I was at a Little League game watching my son play. Right behind the fields runs a UP main (ex MP). Sweet...I can watch my son play t-ball and maybe see some trains.

    Wasn't disappointed. I think the third train that came by is the one I remember the most. It was headed south and pulling up a slight grade (it is a few miles long and the train was almost to the top) when the second or third unit (a Cotton Belt Dash 8-40B) suddenly starts to smoke and shoot flame 2 to 3 feet out its stack. It continued to do this as it crested the hill and left my sight.

    It was an impressive "light" show.

    Joel

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    Cool! This seems to be a common problem of the Dash8 series and there is a lot of evidence of it caught on film. Aside from the turbo, these engines also have other sources of the afore mentioned "light show" including Dynamic Brake electrical failures and a build up of exhaust in the vents (Like what happens to dirty fire places) If anyone has any of these on film it would be cool to post here!

    Russ


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    • #3
      http://www.geocities.com/pmrahman/techie.html

      I had this one on disk. I don't remember where I got it. Somewhere online.

      Paul in MI

      Member of Possum Lodge on snapping turtles: "they can sit there for hours, just moving slow if moving at all, but can strike at ANY time!"

      Red Green: "Sounds like auto workers!"
      Paul in MI



      "I am ferret of Borg...your socks WILL be assimilated! Resistance is futile!"

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      • #4
        Great shot! Break out the marshmallows!

        Russ


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        • #5
          Great shot! That's what it looked like.

          Thanks,

          Joel

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          • #6
            yw!!! It's not mine. I think I got it at PhotoPoint, but it appears they are bankrupt and down. I think there were other shots, but I don't have them. They had some nice "OOPS!!!" wrecks and fires too. I know when Kato came out with one of the new BNSF locos, a guy wanted to know what it looked like, and I gave him a link to a burned out, rusty hulk in new colors. LOLOLOLOLOL!!! "Here's the prototype! they should look like this!"

            Paul in MI

            Member of Possum Lodge on snapping turtles: "they can sit there for hours, just moving slow if moving at all, but can strike at ANY time!"

            Red Green: "Sounds like auto workers!"
            Paul in MI



            "I am ferret of Borg...your socks WILL be assimilated! Resistance is futile!"

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            • #7
              Guys,Sorry,nothing but,nothing can self distruct like a good old ALCO.Something like this,you are burping along then,KA-THUMP BANG,SMOKE,FLAMES! Crew joining the birds,running,looking back for the big KA-BOOM,here comes the conductor and rear shack running up the track to see the show....This really happen while I was braking on the PRR.The old girl threw a piston and in doing so,the oil got sprayed on the hot 251 engine and caught on fire.The big KA-BOOM never came.When the firemen got there and put the fire out.I recall a fireman saying that some lady called the department and said the boiler on a locomotive blew up!

              brakie

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              • #8
                lol!! That's great Breakie. I saw some NASTY pics of a blown crankcase on some of them monsters. I would NOT want to be walking throught past the prime mover when it let loose! That's nasty!

                I don't know if GE ever found a resolution to their head gasket situation, before they got these 6000 hp beasties, I had read somewhere they were WELDING the heads on the cyl's to hold the compression on the 4400's.

                Gotta remember folks, back when the SD45's were hot, they had the same reputation the Japanese fishing boats with 20 cyl engines had, they'd just snap crankshafts on a regular basis. They were 4500 HP with 25% more cylinders. Now, we're doing what, 50% more approx with 16 cyls????

                The awesome thing was when the guy that got me into model RR told me a 567 engine was 567CI per cylinder. At the time, my vehicle didn't have that many CI in the whole engine. (350 V8) About half as much.

                Paul in MI

                "I am ferret of Borg...your socks WILL be assimilated! Resistance is futile!"

                Edited by - Paul Rahman on 06/17/2002 00:10:08
                Paul in MI



                "I am ferret of Borg...your socks WILL be assimilated! Resistance is futile!"

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                • #9
                  Sometimes an injector will stick, and fuel will puddle in the exhaust manifold. Then when you put a load to them, you get the display shown.

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                  • #10
                    This seems to be a particular challenge with GEs of all sorts. I have watched the GEs spew flames from the Powder River Basin to Aridzona. I understand that this is not an unusual occurence with a four cycle prime mover. Then again, I really like those non-turboed EMD 645s and 567s. Those puppies have a nice 'chant' to them.



                    Don in Orygun City

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                    • #11
                      Speaking of smoking units,The old FM10-44 would smoke it up,let the engineer open the the throttle and the blue smoke would roll!

                      While working on the PRR we had this old coot of a engineer that did not like the yardmaster-something happen in the pass and these 2 guys was still holding a grudge over it with each other.Durning the warm months of the year and each time the engineer was any where near the yard office and the windows just happen to be open he would open the throttle and smoke up the office! This went on untill the division superindent intervien and put a stop to the smoking up of the yard office-he just happen to be inside when our good engineer pulled that stunt.What did our good engineer say to the super? Ain't my fault cause those things smoke so damn much!

                      Why our dear old engineer was as Innocent as apple pie!

                      brakie

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