Re: #18

Paul Sturtz
 

The six-motor "draft truck" was developed to carry the physically more compact GE_747 motor.  The standard GE-748 motor would not fit in 36-inch gauge locomotives  .Not only did this solve the traction motor problems but it relieved the truck centers and carbody from the stresses of pulling heavy trains.  U.S. Potash in Loving, NM had three of these 70t diesels, the only narrow gauge 70t built for a US road.
Paul Sturtz

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