LIRR Video with Question

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LIRR Video with Question

Post by nyandw » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:41 pm

At 3:13, an eastbound passenger train passes a westbound freight. What's unusual, is that the freight has motive power on each end. A GP38-2 on the west end and an MP15ac on the east end with freight cars in between, sans caboose.

Anyone that might shed light on the move? Possible engine problem with the Mp15ac, perhaps? ... Thanks.

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Re: LIRR Video with Question

Post by Cannon Ball » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:16 am

Engine on each end allows crew to switch facing point sidings as well as trailing point sidings on the first pass by. Shortlines do it all the time! Lumber yard gets his car today, instead of tomorrow after an overnight round trip to Montauk or Greenport (at least in the old days!)...

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