Class 506 from Manchester to Hadfield and back

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Re: Class 506 from Manchester to Hadfield and back

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michaelhendle wrote:Hi
According to wikipedia the reaso they didn't go further than Hadfield was they had low gearing and on the section beyond Hadfield they would overheat and burn the traction motors out.
Mike

Yes i read that as well. Still puzzling though, from Hadfield, it's only 4 miles at 1 in 117 to Crowden or 6 miles to Woodhead at 1 in 117. Surely the motors can tolerate full power for six or eight minutes. Low gears from a standing start, have better acceleration on uphill grades.

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