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Re: PC: PC F7's


    I agree, however anyone who has to ride a freight prefers "power
braking" to "flooating" the hills. A whole lot less slack action!!<G>


> Walt,
> Also, the dynamic brake saves on wear on brake shoes,
> whereas the practice of "power braking" was when you pulled the train
> with a minimal application on the train only.  Then the throttle was used
> pull the train and regulate speed.  That ate up a lot of fuel, and was
> on the freight cars' brake shoes.
> Take Care,
> Jim Kosty

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