Slippery situation

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Section Hand
Very interesting video...that locomotive with its slipping drivers would make a great track cleaner!

I like to watch steamers run slowly to see their mechanisms in action. We used to have a local tourist train out of North Lake, Wisconsin and since it ran so slow, I would watch the train at each and every grade crossing while it made it route through the countryside.

Thanks for sharing.



Gomez Addams
Staff member
They were applying sand, but the railroad had greased the rails to help the 4 coupled engine through a sharp curve. They overdid the lube considerably, and the engine's sanders couldn't dump enough sand on the rails to keep from slipping. 765 has always tended to be a bit slippery, and the grease only made things worse. 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.