Old 05-03-2010, 01:49 AM   #1
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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...,5362179.story
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:56 AM   #2
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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

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3751 is quite active by the way... it's its first voyage out in months, not years.
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Why did they have a P42 in consist?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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Why did they have a P42 in consist?
You must have missed 4449's run last summer across the country.
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