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When is a locomotive not a locomotive? When it's a track geometry car. This looks to be a slug, but it doesn't have traction motors. What it does have is a double cab for extra space and lots of computer equipment. It's been weighted to duplicate the weight of a typical locomotive (the added weight makes up for the lack of a diesel engine, generator, fuel tank and traction motors). Running this over a section of track duplicates what an engine would do, and how it would track. They use a bunch of sensors to measure how the engine moves and how the track responds. 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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