Mother and slug

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Mother and slug

Post by RDJ » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:50 pm

NS 4660 and slug NS 618 waiting for signal to enter east yard.

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Re: Mother and slug

Post by cjberndt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm

What do the terms Mother and Slug mean?

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Re: Mother and slug

Post by Howard » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:43 pm

A slug is a loco which has had the prime mover removed, but the traction motors remain. It receives power for the traction motors through cables from the mother.

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