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BLE Hogger
Yes, primarily due to previous trains passing over the greasers and leaving residual grease along the rail past the greaser location. Of course, this grease trail can extend in both directions away from the greaser due to trains passing in both directions.


New Member
Yes they do!! I work the Up Mechanical Desk and we get a lot of calls on train that will actually get stalled out in wet weather after hitting a greaser. Usually will be trains that are close on tpa or underpowered but still suprised how much it will happen. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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