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Old 11-25-2016, 08:33 PM   #24
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Thanks for the report, Joe. This is a trend with unit trains delivered to shortlines-- keep the Class 1 power. It would otherwise sit at the junction or run light back to a nearby terminal, so it does make sense to just keep it with the train. Most of the Class 1s have a stipulation on how quickly the shortline must turn the train around, as well. Some even deliver the train with all power on the head end and require the shortline to set up the power in DPU for the outbound train.

Good to hear things are humming along on the L&C. You have posted some nice shots of the operation recently, too.
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