IC3 / Flexliner - can it pull trailers?

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cloudship
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IC3 / Flexliner - can it pull trailers?

Post by cloudship » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:50 pm

A quick question on the IC3/Flexliner - is it powerful enough to pull and upowered coach, or would that be taxing it too much? I am not talking about a whole string of them, just one car.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:15 pm

The Flexliners were severly under powered during the Amtrak testing, they barely made hills with AC running.
I seriously doubt they could pull a trailer.
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