What percentage of locomotives in the world are diesel-electric?

Question by Steve M: What percentage of locomotives in the world are diesel-electric?
Where I live on the Mesabi Iron range, all of the taconite and CN trains are diesel-electric. What else is there nowadays?

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Answer by Just2Candid
100%

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What is agood gradient percentage for HO scale model train setups?

Question by Lone Wolf: What is agood gradient percentage for HO scale model train setups?
I measured everything out and got a 6.6% grade. Is that acceptable?

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Answer by Steven D
Yes, make sure your locos can pull the loads though. It will tke some trial and error but that’s part of the hobby. Most full size railroads only have about 3 % grades. HO just doesn’t have the room to have such a low %. Make sure your traction wheels and track are clean.

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