Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Caught In a Trap

 Tim Peters reports more progress on CRT 1024:  Here's today's archaeological treat. For the first time in over 100 years, we have a picture of the motor trap opened on the trailer end of the car. Yes, the trailer end. You will note the holes for the motor leads on the right side. This is very interesting since this was a two motor car and they were both on the other end. Also interesting is that the bulkhead door rollers were hitting the bare heater feed wire drooping above them. Shocking!


Anonymous said...

Was it two motored as a locomotive car as well?

David Church

Randall Hicks said...

Yes. According to B-113, it always had two GE 55 motors. The control system changed from L controllers to GE M with C6 controllers (no automatic acceleration) then C36 with automatic acceleration, as it has now.