View Full Version : Backup Locomotives

06-04-2004, 06:10 AM
Sometimes I see Metras or the shorter Amtraks and of course the longer freights with the second, third, even fourth+ locomotives. I am sort of dumb when it comes to trains I just love watching them, and havent gotten into them much yet. Are these locomotives running also, or are they there incase one fails or what??? It may sound but I just dont know.

06-04-2004, 01:22 PM
Depending on the weight of the train there's power added. Also the fact if there are grades to overcome could be reason to add more engines.

Another reason to add an engine could be that an engine has to be brought from one shop to the other. Useally that engine is powered off .

Greetings, Erik
The Netherlands