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 Post subject: The day I finally caught a UP steamer/question about UP 3985
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:15 am 

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Here is a link to a blog post of mine containing some pics of the UP 3985 on the day I *finally* caught a UP steam train operating on former CNW (and RI/MILW) tracks (i.e. the "spine line" in Rosemount, MN):

http://www.tonyheld.hoboandbowser.net/up-steam-at-last/

Can anybody tell me why the 3985's exhaust is so clear and clean? That surprised me when I saw it.

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 Post subject: Re: The day I finally caught a UP steamer/question about UP
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:27 am 

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That is probably the result of a very experienced crew that knows their business.

Mixing diesel with the fuel would probably make more smoke, not less, since you'd have to overfire to compensate for the lower BTU content of diesel vs. the normal, heavy oil.


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 Post subject: Re: The day I finally caught a UP steamer/question about UP
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:27 pm 

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Thanks for the feedback, lincoln. I never knew that.

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