Alcoman wrote:Will there be a yard built for these trains? Will GVT assign a locomotive to switch the plant once the car arrive or get moved around ?A new yard is being built at the plant site by the plant owner. No other staging area is planned. As has been posted earlier, the trains will come and go as unit trains. Most of what we have heard is about the corn trains. Nothing has been published on how the ethanol tankers and the brewers grain trains will work.
WNYP431 wrote:Well, I think those power arrangements are probably being made as we speak.I'm not too keen on the idea of tin-shears and pop rivets. Maybe we can acquire a remote control system and have the Engineer walk along side. If he gets too tuckered out he could just walk the length of the engines from one cab to the other. No special holes required. Did they ever make gears for that switcher mode? The E's minimum speed was 7 MPH.
As far as the vision is concerned, I figured we'd just cut two nice big holes in the sides of the E's so we could see better. We can always pop-rivet the cut-outs back in place for the passenger runs. Would that be bad?