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The Wilmington Chapter NRHS Official Newsletter
|VOLUME 36 NUMBER 02||FEBRUARY 2013|
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NOTICE: IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER
If our normal "THIRD THURSDAY" NRHS meeting is canceled due to inclement weather, it will be postponed and held on the FOURTH THURSDAY.
If it must again be canceled, it will NOT be rescheduled. We will simply wait for the next month's normal "third Thursday" meeting. If the weather looks bad or is predicted to be bad, you may telephone the Claymont Community Center to see if it will be open that evening for our meeting.
JANUARY MEETING MINUTES
The meeting was called to order by President Mike Burkhart. Secretary Dan Frederick was present but there were no minutes were not approved as not read. Treasurer Dave Warner's report was approved as read. He noted that eight members had not yet renewed their memberships. In other news, it was noted that the Wilmington Greenberg Show will be held on March 23.
After some other discussions, the evening's show was Part II of Allen Tweddle's [mis-spelled in last month's newsletter] computer presentation of historical archive photographs - part II. First, we saw a motion picture from ~1968-1970. Then came more scans of old photos including Edgemoor in1972, a genuine Metroliner, as well as Safe Harbor, MD on the Port Road for a rail train and a wreck. There were views at Perryville, Havre de Grass, and Safe Harbor. We saw an E44 with piggybacks and a caboose. We also got to see the "fireless cooker" at Holtwood. Then there were many detailed photos on the scene of the wreck at Chase, MD on January 4, 1987. Just before we had to leave, we saw great shots of the B&O's EM-1s. A great show of reminders from long ago. We will have to wait until June for the next installment.
Vice President Dave Watterson recently found out that former Chapter Member Ken Berg passed away last year. Ken had been a radioman aboard seagoing Coast Guard cutters and shore installations. In 1987, he became a dispatcher for the Maryland State Police. He recently moved to work as a Public-Safety Dispatcher at the Naval Base Kitsap, in Bremerton. He died November 28, 2012. His obituary stated, "He loved trains whether the ACELA, old fashioned narrow gauges or model, even testifying before Congress on railroad matters. His model train layout was an ever expanding project." [from http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline ]
Treasurer Dave Warner kicked off this year's semi- official membership drive on board the Wilmington Chapter's TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY - Super Saturday Streetcar Special XX by handing out some past issues of The Transfer Table with a flyer about the Chapter and an NRHS Membership form. He reported that, "They were a big hit" - so we might have some new faces at the next meeting!
from the EDITOR
The mail room staff finally got off their *** and caught up on some of the reading backlog. The ultimate result of that activity generally results in a larger-than-usual assortment of magazines, clippings, and exchange newsletters showing up at the next meeting. Just another reason to come to the next meeting - even if it is a little cold out. Also, if your New Year's resolution included clearing out some piles of railroad-related stuff in YOUR house, bring in along and watch the "FEF" (free exchange frenzy) !
If you have already paid your 2013 dues, thank you. If you have not paid yet, there is a RED mark on your address label. It would be wonderful if you could send your check to our Treasurer as soon as you can.
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Amtrak Brakes - Past, Present and Future from the collection of Ed Thornton
Parts I & II Intro & "Past" (appeared in the January 2013 issue of The Transfer Table) Part III covers the "Present" Locomotives (AMTRAK circa 1980)
III. THE PRESENT - What We Have
1. OLD EQUIPMENT
a. LOCOMOTIVES -
Not all of the equipment described above is still in service or even on the roster, for that matter. For instance, six of Amtrak's 40 GG1 electric locomotives have been retired. The roster is down to 34 of which only 29 are in service. Eventually, within a year or two, these also will be replaced. No more changes have been made in the brake equipment.
Of the old diesels, only 80 are still on the roster, and only 24 are still in service. The quantities are respectively: for E-8's 15 and 11, for E-9's (including rebuilt E-8's) 56 and 7, for FP-7's 2 and 0, and for FL-9's 7 and 6 which are either in service or being rehabilitated - four with head-end power. Again, no basic change has been made in brake equipment.
b. CARS -
As of June 1980, the car roster has decreased to 1,416 cars owned of which 973 cars are active. Of these active cars, approximately 300 are equipped to operate in "head-end power" trains. The conventional cars are predominantly equipped with D- 22 brake equipment with less that 100 cars having 26-c equipment. Approximately 800 of these cars on the roster have disc brakes. Of the cars that have disc brakes, we are converting all "C" frame mounted units (CFM) to truck frame mounted (TFM) as the cars go through the head,-end power (HEP) car conversion program. At the same time slip-slide devices are being changed to WABCO's new E-5. It is anticipated that most of the cars on the roster will go through the HEP car conversion program.
The balance of the cars have tread brakes, either clasp of single shoe, and use composition brake shoes. None of our cars are supposed to be using cast iron brake shoes.
At this point, although it has nothing to do with brakes, it might be appropriate to expand a little on the HEP or head-end power car conversion program. Head-end power means that heating, air-conditioning, diner kitchen and all the accessories are operated by electricity which is supplied by the locomotive - thus "head-end power. Power could be supplied by an auxiliary power car. All of our new equipment is head-end power and we are as quickly as possible converting much of our conventional car fleet. By the end of 1980, our total HEP ownership should exceed 1,000 cars of old and new equipment.
c. TRAINS -
With regard to "trains": the old Turbo-Trains, as previously mentioned, are stored in Philadelphia with no further use on Amtrak contemplated. Secondly, the Metroliners have 34 rehabilitated and 27 unreworked cars, as mentioned. There have been no major changed in the RT-5B brake equipment. Early in 1980, there were eleven RDC's active, all operated out of New Haven. They are being replaced by SPV-2000's, but many will continue to see service under lease to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
2. NEW LOCOMOTIVES
Since its inception, Amtrak has purchased 328 new locomotives plus the conversion and rebuilding of 79 of those with four or more rebuilds on order. The breakdown is shown in Table III.
TABLE III - LOCOMOTIVES
*SDP-40-F's were rebuilt as F-40.PH's
**Four wrecks to be rebuilt as F-40-PH's
Each of the above types of locomotives will be discussed separately.
a. SDP-40-F -
Beginning 1973, Amtrak received its first new locomotives, 150 SDP-40-F's from EMD. These are 6 wheel truck locomotives with all axles powered. All 150 units had steam boilers. They were somewhat similar to a design EMD had made for the Santa Fe so there were no innovations with regards to the brake equipment as the units were delivered. They weighed 396,000 lbs.
During their service, a problem developed with freezing in the brake equipment. One solution was to add additional main reservoir capacity from 49,000 cubic inches to over 60,000 cubic inches. At the same time, we tested Salem and WABCO air dryers on two units. These systems worked very well after some preliminary problems with regeneration timing and freezing of the drain valve.
The brake equipment is 26-L brake schedule including self-lapping independent and standard 26-F control valve portions. Dynamic brake is included. A two stage, three cylinder, water cooled, direct coupled are compressor displacing 254 cubic feet per minute at 900 rpm is used. The foundation rigging provides one composition brake shoe per wheel with two shoes operating from one brake cylinder; and one brake shoe from another brake cylinder on each side of each truck.
b. E-60-CP -
In 1975, Amtrak began receiving 26 electric locomotives, of 6,000 nominal horse power, designated E-60-CP built be General Electric. Of these, 20 were equipped for head-end power and weighing 366,000 lbs. Six were steam boilered weighing 387,000. They were immediately put to work in the Northeast Corridor between Washington, New York and New Haven.
Any one of the six steam equipped E-60's could haul a train that would require two GG1's, which have been downgraded by age. As a result, they usually haul the Washington-New York legs of the trains to and from the South.
The twenty E-60's equipped with head-end power are also used to haul the Amfleet trains on the electrified portion of the Corridor between Washington and New Haven.
The E-60's are equipped with 26-L Brake schedule including dynamic brake, self-lapping independent and special 26-F control valve. The equipment includes WABCO's CS-1 electro-pneumatic interface units to provide electrically train-lined brake application and release signals. This, of course, requires cars equipped with compatible brake equipment. This system is not an electric brake system, but merely an electrical overlay on a 26-C pneumatic system.
The E-60's also include an automatic combination of pneumatic and dynamic braking called blended braking provided through the use of a New York Air Brake Blending valve. This occurs when the throttle is in idle, and the automatic brake valve handle is applied. This device and its operation was described in a paper presented to this association at the Annual meeting on October 3, 1978 by the Central Air Brake Club. Dynamic braking is also available separately. The foundation rigging consists of one composition brake shoe per wheel. Each side of each truck has one brake cylinder applying two brake shoes and another brake cylinder applying one brake shoe.
c. P-30-CH -
The P-30-CH locomotives were obtained in 1975 and were the first new diesels received with head-end power. The "P" stands for passenger, the "30" for 3,000 horse power, the "C" for the three powered axle truck, and the "H" for HEP. Twenty five units of this type were purchased and immediately put to use hauling Amfleet cars because of the HEP. Their territory was the balance of the country other than the Northeast Corridor. They weigh 386,000 lbs.
These units are equipped with 26-L brake schedule including dynamic brake, self-lapping independent and 26-F control valve. The equipment includes New York Air Brake's GSX-3 electric assist interface to electrically control electro-pneumatic braking of properly equipped trailing cars.
Also included is blended braking provided by New York Air Brake's blending valve which gives an automatic combination of pneumatic and dynamic braking. The foundation rigging consists of one composition brake shoe per wheel. Each side of each truck has one brake cylinder applying two brake shoes and another cylinder applying one brake shoe.
d. F-40-PH -
The first of the F-40-PH's were built in 1976. The units were completely new. There were thirty in the first order, and ten each in two later orders for a total of 50 new units received. There are 28 more new units now on order and still to be delivered this year. In addition to the new units, Amtrak has returned 79 SDP-40-F's to EMD to be rebuilt into F-40-PH's and four more SDP-40-F's that have been wrecked are being returned for rebuilding this year. At the end of 1980, Amtrak should have 161 of these units weighing approximately 262,000 lbs.
These are being used all over the country to haul HEP cars such as Amfleet, Superliners and the recently rehabilitated cars for the Broadway and the Lake Shore Limiteds They run in the San Diego-Los Angeles Corridor and the Boston-New Haven portion of the Northeast Corridor. They haul all the East and Midwest trains. They run as the lead unit on the New York-New Orleans Crescent, the steam being provided by the trailing E-units. They operate the Chicago-Seattle Empire Builder and Los Angeles- Ogden Desert Wind as well as the Ogden-Seattle Pioneer. These are just some of the assignments this versatile locomotive is handling.
The brakes on the F-40-PH are 26-L brake schedule including self-lapping independent and standard 25-Fcontrol valve. The main reservoirs provide a capacity of 49,000 cubic inches on the first 30 of these units, but all following units have a main reservoir capacity of 60,000 cubic inches. Approximately half the F-40-PH's have a Salem desiccant air dryer. Most units are equipped with electrically heated, automatic drain valves that are timer actuated.
The units have dynamic brake which allows blended brake. This blended brake is EMD's offering which is electronic in operation providing control of both automatic air and dynamic by-use of the automatic brake handle. Proper set up is required for operation. For instance, the blended brake switch must be "on" and the throttle must be in "idle". The blended brake is an excellent addition to the locomotive's brake rate upward to approach the performance of the cars it is hauling.
The F-40-PH is equipped with WABCO's CS-1 interface unit to provide electrically train-lined brake application and release signals to properly equipped trailing cars.
The first 30 units were equipped with a two stage, six cylinder, water cooled air compressor having a displacement of 401 cubic feet per minute at 900 RPM. This compressor was required for the flow capacity, but because of a torsional vibration problem. On all following F-40-PH units, the use of controls eliminated the need for the large compressor and a smaller one was substituted. The air compressor used now is a two stage, three cylinder, water cooled unit displacing 254 cubic feet per minute at 900 RPM.
The foundation brake rigging consists of one brake cylinder on each side of each truck. Each brake cylinder is connected by levers to two brakes, one per wheel.
e. AEM-7 -
This is a lightweight (201,500 lbs.) nominal 7,000 HP , electric locomotive to replace the GG-1 and, on shorter trains, the E-60. In 1976 and 1977, Amtrak tested a Swedish ASEA RC-4a locomotive. As successful bidder to subsequent Amtrak specifications, EMD designed and built the higher horse power, higher performance version which was designated AEM-7. Amtrak has received three of these locomotives as of June and 44 more are on order. The first on the three has gone to Pueblo for extensive testing by the FRA, the second is in revenue service and the third is being acceptance tested.
The brake schedule is 26 LIC/CS-1 which consists of the 30-CDW brake valve and a new control equipment brake rack with a 30- CW module, a 26-F control valve and all the major air brake devices mounted on the rack. The independent brake has the "bail- off" feature rendered inoperative to prevent "power braking".
The 30CDW is placed on a desk console with the other controls. Description and pictures of the device and its operation are in a paper presented to this association at the Annual Technical Conference in September 1979 by F. R. Yeager of the Westinghouse Air Brake Division. The 30-CDW brake valve features fore and aft motion of both the automatic and self lapping independent handles. Dynamic brake allows the use of EMD's blended brake. The CS-1 electro-pneumatic interface unit provides electro- pneumatic operation if the cars are compatible.
The Gardner Denver rotary air compressor is powered by a 35 HP, 1,200 rpm motor. It displaces 135 cubic feet per minute at 140 psi. Thus, although the capacity is relatively small, its operation at full speed when in use supplies sufficient air. The main reservoir air capacity is 60,000 cubic inches.
The foundation brake is unusual for this country. It consists of two discs, one mounted on each side of the outer portion of the plate of the 51.2 inch diameter wheel. A pair of tongs brings two brake pads in contact with the discs. This is called a "cheek" disc. There is also a single cast iron brake shoe applied to the tread of each wheel. The tread brake does approximately 15% of the braking excluding dynamic braking. The main purpose of the tread brake is wheel cleaning as is shown by the fact that wheel temperatures do not exceed 300 degrees F under any conditions.
This type of brake, in its entirety, has provided this locomotive with the finest locomotive brake in this country, in our opinion. The full service brake, air only, stopping distance from 120 mph is under 6,400 feet and using blended brake is under 5,900 feet. These stop distances for locomotive only are better than the locomotive and seven cars.
f. LRC -
Amtrak is leasing two LRC trains. One has been delivered. The other is back at the manufacturer's plant since it ran into a truck during its testing. It should be delivered by the time this paper is presented.
We are including the two LRC locomotives in the locomotive category because they can be separated from the LRC cars and run with other equipment. It is not necessary that they stay together as trains.
These locomotives will be tested and if accepted, will be put in service. However, it is not definitely known where. It will probably be in some territory with many curves because the cars have active banking suspension.
The brake equipment on the LRC locomotive is 26-L with the 30CDW brake valve, self lapping independent and 30-CW module. The 30-CDW brake valve is desk console mounted. The unit has dynamic brake and blended brake is provided by a WABCO Servotrol blending unit. This locomotive not only has the CS-1 interface unit but is equipped with electro-pneumatic magnet valves. The "bail-off" feature is inoperative on this locomotive also.
Other details include 60,000 cubic inches of main reservoir supplied by a WABCO two stage, three cylinder air cooled unit called 3CDCBL. The air dryer is WABCO's D2A model. The foundation rigging is one tread brake per wheel also by WABCO. Their weight is approximately 250,000. Part IV will cover the "Present" Cars (AMTRAK circa 1980)
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Until April 19, 2013 Frank Furness: Working on the Railroads Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 546-3181, Free and open to the public
Until May 30, 2015 Civil War 150th Anniversary: The War Came By Train@ B&O RR Museum in Baltimore. Monday - Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), Sunday (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861) and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln's funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood witness and participant in the greatest conflict the U.S. has ever faced and changed the course of American history. The War Came By Train serves as the B&O Railroad Museum's primary attraction for the five year commemoration of the War's sesquicentennial. The National Landmark Roundhouse will exhibit the largest assemblage of Civil War railroad equipment in the world featuring locomotives and rail cars that served during the war, significant military and personal artifacts that will change annually to portray each year of the war (some artifacts never before on public display), and a narrated train ride to the original site of Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore.
GRAND CENTRAL CENTENNIAL EVENTS from http://www.mta.info/gct/gct_events_list.html
March 6, 2013 - July 7, 2013 On Time / Grand Central at 100. New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central - To celebrate Grand Central's 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design will present an exhibition featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists who capture and reimagine moments in Grand Central Terminal - the site of the beginning and end of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century - and connect them with the present. This is an exhibition about Time and about the people who move and live through it, who are connected to the past and future through their experience in this iconic, romantic place. Presented by MTA Arts for Transit and the New York Transit Museum.
April 10, 2013, 7 PM Keeping Time/ Poets and Musicians Honor Grand Central Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal - Billy Collins, Aracelis Girmay, and Jeffrey Yang, among others poets featured in the newly re-launched Poetry in Motion program join performers from Music Under New York for an evening performance honoring Grand Central Terminal in its centennial year. During its 100 year history, Grand Central's vaulted main concourse has served as a glorious stage for the pageant of daily lives, with the clock at its center, bearing witness to countless moments and stories over time. Join us as we celebrate this magnificent building - its architecture, crowds, iconography, and poetics - by keeping time with its grand narrative. Presented by MTA Arts for Transit and the Poetry Society of America.
April 11, 2013 Grand Central Talks Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal - A series of panels exploring the history and heroes of Grand Central Terminal.
May 11 - 12, 2013 Grand Centennial Parade of Trains Historic Trains come back to the Terminal for a weekend filled with kid- friendly family fun, performances, and a show of "railroadiana" for avid collectors. More details will be announced as they become available.
July 27, 2013-November 3, 2013 The Next Level: Photographs by Hiroyuki Suzuki New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central - The future of how New Yorkers will travel over the next decades is happening at Grand Central Terminal - 18 stories beneath our feet. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the East Side Access project with captivating images by photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 23-24, 2013 Spring Thaw Train Meet Sat. 9AM-4PM, Sun 9AM-3PM, $7, Allentown Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104
Sunday, March 17, 2013 Gilbertsville Toy Train Show 8:30 AM-1:30 PM, Gilbertsville Fire House, 1454 E. Philadelphia Ave. Gilbertsville, PA admission $3
Sat-Sun-March 23-24, 2013 Greenberg's Train & Toy Show 10AM-4PM, Wilmington, DE, Chase Center on the Riverfront, operating train layouts and slot cars
Sat-Sun-March 23-24 & Sat - March 30 West Chester Railroad EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS Hop Aboard for a Ride with the Easter Bunny to Glen Mills and Back-All Children Receive a Special Treat Featuring live musicians Trains Depart Market Street Station at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm Adult: $22.00 Children (ages 2-12 yrs) $16.00
Sunday, April 7, 2013 Leesport Farmers Market Train Meet 9 AM-2 PM, Reading Company Technical & Historical Society, Farmers Market, Leesport, PA admission $4
Saturday & Sunday, April 13-14, 2013 Great Scale Train Show Sat. 9AM-4PM, Sun 10AM-4PM, $9, State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
Sun-May 12 West Chester Railroad MOTHER'S DAY EXPRESS Take Mom for a Scenic Spring Train Ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and Back Trains Depart Market Street Station at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm Special Rate for Mom: $5.00 Adult: $15.00 Children (ages 2-12 yrs) $13.00 Toddlers ride free!
Sun-May 26 West Chester Railroad MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL Trains Depart Market Street Station at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm Adult: $15.00 Children (ages 2-12 yrs) $13.00 Toddlers ride free!
Sunday, June 2, 2013 Hamburg Dutch Train Meet 9 AM-1:00 PM, Hamburg Fire Co. Field House, Pine St. Hamburg, PA
Sundays June 2 through Sept. 22 West Chester Railroad SUMMER SUN PICNIC SPECIALS Pack a Lunch and Enjoy our Picnic Grove at Glen Mills with Family and Friends. Trains Depart Market Street Station at 12:00 PM only. Adult: $15.00 Children (ages 2-12 yrs) $13.00 Toddlers ride free!
Sun-June 16 West Chester Railroad FATHER'S DAY EXPRESS Take Dad for a Scenic Spring Train Ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and Back Trains Depart Market Street Station at 12:00pm and 2:00pm Special Rate for Dad: $5.00 Adult: $15.00 Children (ages 2-12 yrs) $13.00 Toddlers ride free!
Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23, 2013 Great Scale Train Show Sat. 9AM-4PM, Sun 10AM-4PM, $9, State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, 2013 MODEL TRAIN and RAILROAD SHOW Sat. 9AM-4PM, Sun 9AM-1PM, WILLIAMS GROVE HISTORICAL STEAM ENGINE ASSOCIATION, Williams Grove, PA, Steam train rides, model train display, stands with collector items to purchase, Directions: Rt. 15 to Rt. 74, Rt. 74N 1.2 miles to Williams Grove Rd.
Sunday, July 28, 2013 Hamburg Dutch Train Meet 9 AM-1:00 PM, Hamburg Fire Co. Field House, Pine St. Hamburg, PA
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 Gilbertsville Toy Train Show 8:30 AM-1:30 PM, Gilbertsville Fire House, 1454 E. Philadelphia Ave. Gilbertsville, PA admission $3
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 26-27, 2013 Great Scale Train Show Sat. 9AM-4PM, Sun 10AM-4PM, $9, State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
Thursday Feb. 21, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by a Frank Ferguson program entitled "2012 Part 1"
Thursday March 21, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by a Frank Ferguson program entitled "2012 Part 2"
Thursday April 18, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by an Mike Burkhart program entitled "Various Travels"
Thursday May 16, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Special Guest Kermit Geary, Jr.
Thursday June 20, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Allen Tweddle "More From the Archives Continued Part III"
Thursday July 18, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Someone
Thursday August 15, 2013 7 PM Something or Other in lieu of normal monthly meeting
Thursday Sept. 19, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Another Someone
Thursday Oct. 17, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Son of Someone
Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Grandson of Someone
Sunday Dec. 8 ?, 2013 5 PM Annual Holiday Dinner in lieu of normal monthly meeting program probably by Steve Barry
The Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) meets at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month [except August & December] in the Darley Room at the Claymont Community Center on Green Street in Claymont, Delaware. Visitors are always welcome. Admission to regular meetings is free. Check out our Website (thanks to Russ Fox) at: http://www.WilmingtonNRHS.com
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President: Mike Burkhart
Vice President: Dave Watterson
Treasurer: Dave Warner
Secretary: Dan Frederick
National Director: Tom Posatko
Trip Director Steve Barry
Editor: Greg Ajamian
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