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Doneldon

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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2011, 01:51:00 AM »

It seems to me that neither ctc nor cab signals necessarily present a problem. The UP could easily install the electronic equipment in two more cabs if it would allow them to leave the diesel and crew at home. So I think the diesel has to be there due to a combination of braking and breakdown insurance.
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r0bert


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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011, 01:28:14 AM »

UP does have both MU control stands and CTC onboard their steam locos, and generally stay on their home rails, so usally do not have a diesel in the consist unless it's pulling an extremely heavy train like the circus train last fall.
With the circus train the diesel was for dynamic braking only.
In my original post refering to CTC I said "in OTHER steam consists" generally when the steamer is not on it's road a diesel with the proper CTC is pulled.
Info update;
I have received intell that the Mopac ACe is in fact being deadheaded in the excursion train. It normally operates out of the Dupo yard, and may have been dropped off there, or my be left in L.R. for servicing.

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Another reason with non UP steam locos you may see a diesel "Amtrak  loco" is for
head end electrical power for the passenger cars.
UP has dedicated power cars with diesel generators in their Excursion trains, but most other pull a mixed bag of borrowed cars and need the Amtrak diesel to run lights, AC and such.
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hMark Andeb

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 07:14:36 PM »

eh, getting up early, the hardest thing in the world.
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r0bert


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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2011, 04:35:33 AM »

Especially after working the night shift for 30+ years.
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RAM

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2011, 11:21:51 PM »

Due to the flooding coming on the Missouri River the 844 thought Oklahoma today instead of Saturday.  So I missed it.
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RAM

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011, 12:04:38 AM »

The Union Pacific has faith it it's steam locomotive.  It is a rare occasion for them to have diesel with them.  When steam runs on the BNSF it is rare to not have a diesel in the train.
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hMark Andeb

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2011, 11:12:25 AM »

what year is this train in?
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