From: Mike Dodge micstedod AT verizon DOT net
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:24:23 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: (erielack) An EL Geep, was: DL&W 959
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Walt, Ken and List,
Attached are scans from the EMD Operating Manual for 600 & 1000 HP
Switching Locomotives with 567 & 567A Engines (SW1 & NW2).
Item 6 - Test for water accumulation in engine cylinders - would appear
to reference the procedure Ken discussed.
These do not seem to be locomotives with the automatic drains.
>Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:19:08 -0500
>From: Ken Bush
>Subject: Re: (erielack) An EL Geep, was: DL&W 959
>I have an EMD 567 booklet which was given to me as an engineer
>supervisor. Let me look for it and give you the exact reference.
>EMD also made a switcher (not sure of the model) which had an automatic
>coolant drain if the outdoor temperature dropped below freezing. I've
>heard stories of engine crews propping the drain valve shut as water was
>added and the engine fired up.