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Operational question for Jon Bush or Earl

August 09, 2017 10:45PM
Hi,

I found my 1995 video of the C&TS. I think this was the last year John was there before going to the White Pass.

It was interesting seeing if again. By my best accounting, 497, 489, 487, 484, 463, 19 and 012 were all running.

There was a double header with 497 and 484 for the last train of the season.

The following weekend had a tripple header with 489, 484, and 487. It was extremely interesting seeing the train break for the Lobato Trestle.

1) When running a train up the hill, is it better to run a tripple header or two on the front end and one on the rear?

2) is it better to set up the train with one on the front, one about 5 cars back and a pusher to avoid breaking the train at Lobato?

3) I assume each type of loco arrangement has its operational differences. Do you care to comment on how each arrangement's pros and cons?

Thanks.

Doug vV

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