Oz Iron Ore trains

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The locomotives are powered by a GE Evolution Series V-12 (GEVO-12) four stroke diesel, with 15.7 liters displacement per cylinder (total displacement 188.4 liters). They make 4,400 hp at 1,050 rpm, with a lube oil capacity of 450 gallons. Here's a video of one of these locomotives being load-tested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5G9C65uQ0
 
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Originally Posted By: Mike242GT
The locomotives are powered by a GE Evolution Series V-12 (GEVO-12) four stroke diesel, with 15.7 liters displacement per cylinder (total displacement 188.4 liters). They make 4,400 hp at 1,050 rpm, with a lube oil capacity of 450 gallons. Here's a video of one of these locomotives being load-tested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5G9C65uQ0
Yup, but its a special variant with a CW6000AC frame which was intended for a larger 6000hp engine. The longer frame allows a larger radiator section to handle the high heat of the outback. :P
 
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Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
Originally Posted By: Mike242GT
The locomotives are powered by a GE Evolution Series V-12 (GEVO-12) four stroke diesel, with 15.7 liters displacement per cylinder (total displacement 188.4 liters). They make 4,400 hp at 1,050 rpm, with a lube oil capacity of 450 gallons. Here's a video of one of these locomotives being load-tested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5G9C65uQ0
Yup, but its a special variant with a CW6000AC frame which was intended for a larger 6000hp engine. The longer frame allows a larger radiator section to handle the high heat of the outback. :P
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
Originally Posted By: Mike242GT
The locomotives are powered by a GE Evolution Series V-12 (GEVO-12) four stroke diesel, with 15.7 liters displacement per cylinder (total displacement 188.4 liters). They make 4,400 hp at 1,050 rpm, with a lube oil capacity of 450 gallons. Here's a video of one of these locomotives being load-tested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5G9C65uQ0
Yup, but its a special variant with a CW6000AC frame which was intended for a larger 6000hp engine. The longer frame allows a larger radiator section to handle the high heat of the outback. :P
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Hahahaha. Like a year ago I knew very little about locos. Then one day I was on Youtube searching for videos of something, probably detroit 2-strokes as that seems likely, and came across a video of an EMD starting. It was a downward spiral from there. 0/10 do not recommend.
 

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A long time ago my professor talked about the OZ iron ore trains. He said the tracks ran through some of most long and boring terrain - nothing but desert. It was so boring the trains had a feature where the engineer had to press a button every minute or so, or the train would stop running.
 
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Originally Posted By: Kestas
A long time ago my professor talked about the OZ iron ore trains. He said the tracks ran through some of most long and boring terrain - nothing but desert. It was so boring the trains had a feature where the engineer had to press a button every minute or so, or the train would stop running.
they'd be on $200k to do that too, no jokes.
 

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Originally Posted By: Kestas
A long time ago my professor talked about the OZ iron ore trains. He said the tracks ran through some of most long and boring terrain - nothing but desert. It was so boring the trains had a feature where the engineer had to press a button every minute or so, or the train would stop running.
they'd be on $200k to do that too, no jokes.
Know a bloke who was a paramedic stationed along the train lines. Paid similarly to be close to the action (100km or so) if something happened...99.99999% of nothing, but there fly in fly out Justin Case. They are being replaced with "drone" pilot commuters in Perth even as we speak...people go to work at a desk, and pilot mining equipment remotely, then return to their home at end of shift, rather than fly in fly out. US military are finding that flying drones 8 hours a day is even more sleepworthy than doing it in the real.
 
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