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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Up At MP154, My Train Blog:

An actual triple-train meet.

How can this possibly occur when there are only two tracks?

Click on MP154, A Train Blog, and find out.



Blogger BB-Idaho said...

You have some very nice photos there. I suspect that only we
model train nerds who use the UP
prototype are well aware (as you pointed out) of the practice of
renaming ES44ACs as C45ACcte's!
The makers of n scale diesel locos
market them as ES44Ac, but with a
magnifying glass, we purists find
C45ACcte printed on the UP cabs.
I don't model that area, but have
heard that UP enlarged the Donner
tunnels and moved more of their
intermodal from the northern old
WP route?

Tue Nov 01, 12:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Leticia said...

God love you, BZ, but I know absolutely nothing about trains, other than the fact, they are comfortable to ride in and I hate waiting for them at the railroad tracks.

Does Thomas the Train count?

Tue Nov 01, 03:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BB: I know that for a few folks this will be a bit too much "inside baseball," but I have to answer.

I refer to those GE locomotives as C45ACCTE units because it's what I see on their cabs all over Donner Pass, where I live. Clearly, they are ES44AC units as per GE. UP indicates the "CTE" means "controlled tractive effort."

In terms of UP enlarging its tunnels, it's true. I wrote about UP moving intermodal from the old WP Feather River route

1. Here.
2. And here.
3. And here.
4. And here as well.

I think you'll find all your answers with the links I provided, BB.


Tue Nov 01, 04:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Very nice blog post BZ, and truly an unusual occurrance!

Tue Nov 01, 05:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Leticia: I suppose.

Trains are the most INVISIBLE portion of America's indispensable transportation system.

And in the past year?

Rail traffic has actually INCREASED because people realize it's more EFFICIENT.

NFO: thanking you kindly, sir.


Tue Nov 01, 06:02:00 PM PDT  

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