Old 03-29-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what happened to number 500 on the Texas State railroad, I checked their site and it said 500 was down 1472, any idea what that means?



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Old 03-29-2009, 01:33 AM   #2
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Yeah, airbrake valve change out. 1472 is the amount of days between FRA required change out. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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Joe:

I suspect they are referring to the FRA required 1472-operating day (or 15 years, if earlier) steam locomotive inspection. This is a pretty intensive inspection that requires quite a few man-hours to complete. Milwaukee Road #261 is down for a 1472-day currently as well. More info on the FRA-required inspections for steam engines can be found here if you are interested:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/w...cfr230_02.html
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:20 AM   #4
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Oh! thanks a lot.
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