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Old 08-03-2006, 05:05 AM   #3
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CP has 4 of those big lemons in service now. There original order was for 20 but reduced to 4. Caleb nailed it on the head with the 265H prime mover, reliablity is a key issue why these big beasts aren't trusted alone on a train.

Originally Posted by cmherndon
I believe another problem they faced with 6000 HP locomotives was poor adhesion. The last thing you need when pulling a heavy train is wheelslip. I'm not sure if this was caused by a primitive wheelslip control system or the locomotive weight.
The adhesion, wheelslip control system nor locomotive weight have nothing to do with the way a 6,000 HP locomotive is operated as those things still grip the rails just like the GEVO and ACe do.

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