Rail For The Valley Needs Your Help – Information Needed Please


Rail for the Valley has been asked to find some answers for a railway enthusiast overseas.

First, he would like to get some information on the wheel profiles of CP & Southern Railway diesel loco’s, e.g:

  1. GMDD GP/SD40
  2. GMDD SD70/75
  3. GMDD GP33
  4. GMDD NF210
  5. GE Dash 8/9
  6. MLW RSD’s

Photo by John Friesen

Secondly, he would like:

  1. Any information that you might be able to point me towards on existing switch/point/turnout configuration design on the Southern Railway.
  2. Switch rail type
  3. Crossing Flangeway gap dimension
  4. Switch Opening dimension
  5. Flange Tip running?
  6. Switch/turnout mechanisms/point motors
  7. Switch detection system?


Can anyone help with his requests?


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