NHV 669 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:11 am With the fleet running short at the moment, perhaps lessening the workload on the high hoods? Definitely agree they're missing out on extra dollars, don't the Conway runs sell well?I'm not sure I get what you mean they curetly have three hugh hoods that they can use 573 which is primarily used for the valley trainss as it doesn't have dynamic braking.
216 is used on the Montaner usually on its own when the train is short or the conditions are dry and they don't need a second engine it used to alternate with 252 but it's currently out of service. 1751 is used as a spare for both the valley and the montiner as it has dynamic breaks as well.
4266 is used sometimes but usually only as a backup or with another engine as it's hard to see out of the cab when it's going in reverse. It will probably see more use once 4268 is available for use
216 is primarily used on the mountaineer because it has duel controls in the cab