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    Could be mistaken but my brother in law who works for the UP said they ran a 5 miler last year

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    Dear god JRT.



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    I would think that trainhandling and risk of huge derailment would make most RR's shy away from trains more that 14,000 tons.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbOvw...eature=related

    The CSX line between Philadelphia and Baltimore, chooses to run many, many, short, high speed TTX/COFC trains, sometimes 10 minutes apart. Its a very fast paced, single track RR line, with several passing sidings.

    When the (Middle Division PRR) NS mainline is blocked by a derailment from Harrisburg To Tyrone, they shift alot of traffic North on the Buffalo Line, street running through many small towns to Sunbury (where they make the raisens), Williamsport, and run back to back, one way trains, down the single tracked Nittany & Bald Eagle line, through Lock Haven, Milesburg and on to the mainline connection at Tyrone.

    Monster test train on the Horseshoe line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B67vrhp2Xog
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    What is your worlds longest train in Trainz ?





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    Quote Originally Posted by cascaderailroad View Post
    I would think that trainhandling and risk of huge derailment would make most RR's shy away from trains more that 14,000 tons.
    Maybe the PRR in the 1890's. In Western Australia, the longest train was 99,000 tons, 100 ton shy of 100,000. I know BNSF runs trains over the cajon pass that have a max of 17,000 ton... But that magic horseshoe curve route of yours that uses MP wood that we admire so much doesn't do this, so it didn't happen, obviously

    Jamie


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