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Nahant
05-03-2010, 01:49 AM
It seems that Santa Fe 3751 made her first voyage in years over the weekend.
Did anyone catch her over the weekend?

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0430-train-20100430,0,5362179.story

JRMDC
05-03-2010, 01:56 AM
if you search on ATSF 3751 you will find the most recent four shots are dated yesterday, one of which is currently Top 2 of Last 24 Hours.

Despite the headlight being off I like the look of this shot

[photoid=322788]

Freericks
05-03-2010, 02:40 AM
3751 is quite active by the way... it's its first voyage out in months, not years.

troy12n
05-03-2010, 04:36 PM
Why did they have a P42 in consist?

Slopes09
05-03-2010, 05:07 PM
Why did they have a P42 in consist?
Insurance. Generally, if something happens and they can't get it going again, they need something to get it out of the way. Otherwise, I think the railroads reserve the right to get the engine out-of-the way by almost any means necessary (though this is just what I've heard, I might be wrong).

You won't see this with UP's steam engines because they own the engines and railroad, and thus can make their own rules.

J
05-03-2010, 08:25 PM
The Amtrak locomotive also provides head-end power for the coaches and dynamic braking to help preserve the steam locomotive's tires. UP uses a power car for HEP and seems to include a diesel in grade territory.

Freericks
05-03-2010, 09:08 PM
On the outbound run, I did hear the 3751 crew tell the P42 crew to back off as the train neared Anaheim. Have a feeling they were pushing the steamer a bit too hard there.

JimThias
05-04-2010, 03:32 AM
if you search on ATSF 3751 you will find the most recent four shots are dated yesterday, one of which is currently Top 2 of Last 24 Hours.

Despite the headlight being off I like the look of this shot

[photoid=322788]

Leaning Tower Of...San Diego??? :lol:

Why did they have a P42 in consist?

You must have missed 4449's run last summer across the country.