From what I gathered from conversations many years ago, the Centipedes had the same problem the PRR had: the cooling air flow for the traction motors wouldn't hit the motors in curves just when the cooling was needed most because of the terrain.
Another spectactular event was the test of the Blue Goose from Westinghouse. Although the B&LE was well underway with the purchase of the F-7's, they tested this gas-turbine job. Anyway, one of the turbines elected to disintegrate just north of the KO viaduct. The unit was repaired at the Greenville Shops with Westinghouse technicians assisted by shop forces.
In earlier posts, there was the problem of fly-ash impinging on the turbine blades of the PRR S-2. My question was this feedwater contamination, or vacuum drawback?
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