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Re: GE vs WH in SMEE Fleet

Posted by Train Dude on Sat Jan 15 11:56:18 2022, in response to GE vs WH in SMEE Fleet, posted by Q65A on Thu Jan 13 10:53:19 2022.

Most of the stories you will hear, here and elsewhere, about the differences and the virtues of GE vs Westinghouse are largely apocryphal and meaningless. GEs had rotating cams driven by a large motor while Westinghouse (before E-cam) had air driven magnet valve contractors. Equally reliable and equally maintenance intensive. HOWEVER Westinghouse lost in the area of group switch box fires because of the compressed air that fed such fires. Also Westinghouse wiring in the box seemed drier and more brittle.


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