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01/30/2023 00:42:57S-Trains[fahrwud]Ok Ron good to catch up. Have a good night 👋🏻👋🏻
01/30/2023 00:42:07S-Trains[fahrwud]Yup, ''tis the witching hour
01/30/2023 00:41:55S-Trains[fahrwud]Haha
01/30/2023 00:41:46S-Trains[RoninID]Looks like its about time to climb out of this one for tonight
01/30/2023 00:39:38S-Trains[fahrwud]there ya go, another rabbit hole
01/30/2023 00:39:24S-Trains[fahrwud]https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/029aea85-ad1a-4a25-9ce2-69c4c05b338f/Busch-Sulzer-10-cylinder-marine-diesel-engine?hl=cs
01/30/2023 00:38:46S-Trains[RoninID]bits and pieces of her survive scattered in many places
01/30/2023 00:38:21S-Trains[RoninID]https://www.southsoundtalk.com/2017/03/21/dismantled-ferry-kalakala-still-has-stories-to-tell/
01/30/2023 00:37:54S-Trains[fahrwud]3000 hp Sulzer
01/30/2023 00:36:58S-Trains[fahrwud]There's a Kalakala Facebook page with computer renderings
01/30/2023 00:35:07S-Trains[RoninID]scrapped in 2015
01/30/2023 00:34:50S-Trains[RoninID]aka the Silver Slug
01/30/2023 00:33:12S-Trains[RoninID]dunno
01/30/2023 00:33:03S-Trains[RoninID]Buck Rogers at sea!
01/30/2023 00:32:59S-Trains[fahrwud]Any artifacts saved?
01/30/2023 00:30:32S-Trains[fahrwud]That's quite the Art Deco styling on Kalakala
01/30/2023 00:28:51S-Trains[RoninID]wonder if they might have something
01/30/2023 00:28:45S-Trains[fahrwud]That must've been a chore
01/30/2023 00:28:44S-Trains[RoninID]The article on the Black Ball ferry sounds was accompanied by a photo of the Kalakala courtesy of Pacific Lutheran University
01/30/2023 00:28:16S-Trains[fahrwud]I noticed the big gasoline engines in some early rail cars were direct reversing
01/30/2023 00:27:41S-Trains[fahrwud]Lol
01/30/2023 00:27:24S-Trains[RoninID]so as usual one runs into TMI when diving down rabbit holes
01/30/2023 00:27:08S-Trains[fahrwud]Especially with compressed air start
01/30/2023 00:26:50S-Trains[fahrwud]Reverse
01/30/2023 00:26:44S-Trains[fahrwud]Very common in marine operation to revise the engine
01/30/2023 00:26:42S-Trains[RoninID]but reliability of that procedure was in question
01/30/2023 00:26:19S-Trains[fahrwud]Cooper Bessemer was another popular one
01/30/2023 00:26:07S-Trains[RoninID]one actually stopped the engine and reversed it to run forward or reverse
01/30/2023 00:25:39S-Trains[RoninID]one was Ingersoll Rand powered, another FM
01/30/2023 00:25:24S-Trains[RoninID]the older ferries had a varied batch of engines
01/30/2023 00:24:44S-Trains[fahrwud]CNR had them too, some built by Canadian Locomotive Co in Kingston
01/30/2023 00:22:53S-Trains[fahrwud]I've thought about a CPR Trainmaster but they're such bulky bricks it would look a little overpowering on my layout
01/30/2023 00:21:11S-Trains[fahrwud]The FM powered lakers had a multiple install of four engines driving thru a gearbox
01/30/2023 00:14:05S-Trains[fahrwud]https://youtu.be/2pvUuKIGE5I
01/30/2023 00:11:15S-Trains[fahrwud]They let it rip for the tourists
01/30/2023 00:11:04S-Trains[fahrwud]The long short short is a salute you hear on the lakers
01/30/2023 00:10:47S-Trains[RoninID]wonder it if would be possible to get a copy of his sounds
01/30/2023 00:10:24S-Trains[RoninID]so in 1958 warp woof woof restored and made official at captain's discretion
01/30/2023 00:09:54S-Trains[RoninID]in 1957
01/30/2023 00:09:49S-Trains[fahrwud]Had a railroad ferry between here and Duluth for a stretch back in the 80s
01/30/2023 00:09:45S-Trains[RoninID]to the legislature
01/30/2023 00:09:39S-Trains[RoninID]The guy didn't care for that and aired a batch of the long short short tapes
01/30/2023 00:08:59S-Trains[RoninID]WSF took over Black Ball in 1951 but made whistles go back to one long and one short
01/30/2023 00:08:42S-Trains[fahrwud]FM noise https://youtu.be/lh5H1mbi1Wo
01/30/2023 00:08:19S-Trains[RoninID]and he recorded a lot of ferry stuff
01/30/2023 00:08:09S-Trains[RoninID]I finished the tape, turns out the guy was a publicist for Black Ball
01/30/2023 00:07:36S-Trains[RoninID]The real black ball was a white star
01/30/2023 00:06:57S-Trains[RoninID]no, no FMs on GN
01/30/2023 00:06:56S-Trains[fahrwud]Got multiple FM sounds here...
01/30/2023 00:04:12S-Trains[fahrwud]Did GN run any FM trainmasters?

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