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Re: ls&i wes
Posted by wes
on 12/17/2012, 11:20 am, in reply to "ls&i wes
The train crews filed a Hazard Condition report. Basically we felt that the U30c's were no longer safe to use on the hill, on dock-hill jobs. They are underpowered, the air brake systems were becoming very flaky, the dynamic brakes were very ineffective even when they did work properly. The company's response was to pull them off the dock all together and make us use them in in mines. Funny thing is the U30's are much better suited for dock work. We just wanted them off the hill.