Mid Train Locomotive

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Mid Train Locomotive

Post by bcgfdc3 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:15 am

I am a railfan and have noticed that there has been an addition of a locomotive to the middle of the trains. I assume this is due to the newest software constructing the trains. I assume these locos are remote controlled or is there an engineer in the cab?

What is the benefits and the drawbacks of this? I assume the benefit is longer trains with the same amount of crew.

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Re: Mid Train Locomotive

Post by docsteve » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:57 pm

Distributed Power Unit, one or more locomotives remotedo to the lead unit(s). Generally, longer trains with better handling characteristics.
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