Remarks: The opening scene finds the Challenger passing through the now removed Tunnel 1 eastbound with all three E’s working. The second scene shows the same train on its return trip climbing out of the Mojave Narrows at Frost. For those curious about the E’s, there is no question that the 4-6-6-4 could have handled the train alone, it’s just the short amount of time it would have taken to empty those two water bottles in the process.
WOW!!! A steam engine leading a train with three diesel locos assisting! It never ceases to amaze me how they control all the power. They must have a syncronization system or else the train might derail! Nice video!!!
The Challenger needs to "Challenge" the Hill without the E's... It tackled Shurman Hill by itself But not on cajon that is just not cool considering thr E's are doing most of the Work
Posted by erielack3612 on January 24, 2009
Love it, Thanks.
Posted by SDTRAINMAN on August 13, 2009
Hey CSXAC4400ac you must understand what he said about the water Bottles, he speaking of the tenders of water. The Challenger would have exhausted its supply before tackling the hill, and if it didn't it would be logistical nightmare in California to get water to her. Where as her doing Sherman, Wyoming it is not such a problem to get the water to the train.
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