traction at the mine

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by jim currie, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    this one in from butte montana around 1960
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    jim currie Active Member

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    this one is in colorado date?
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    another colorado pic as simple as a loco gets:D
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    Wow!! Great photo's Jim! Thanks for posting.

    :thumb: Val
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    Hi Jim, In those days they put the Electrics to work!!!
    AND they where up to the task.
    Nice photo`s, what book are they From?????:wave:
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    GadZOOKS, that traction grows on you, doesn't it?

    Thanks for the great pictures, Jim! Love those boxcabs, and is that mine loco ever cool! Look at the size of those wheels!
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    SKeleton Frame Traction

    Jim Great pictures......had a chat with some of my mining pals who are experts on mine locos...boy , they cannot understand the reason to build a frame like that. the weight of the frame gives the traction The thoughts are that it is a "Greenbat " loco made by GEC and looking at the size of the wheels they suggest that the motor is a type 158 made for 500/260 volt DC Looking at the height of the trolley wire above the drivers head, they may be right. Our low trolley overheads were always enclosed by wire screening or wooden boards
  8. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Wow, nice pictures. fred