I'm wondering what comments there might be regarding the fact that most NYA trains have AT LEAST 2 locomotives. Do they really require that much power for trains that are mostly relatively short, or is it to expedite change in direction? I know that a lot of observers advocate using several light or medium duty engines instead of one heavy one so that an equipment failure might slow the train down instead of crippling it alotgether. But wouldn't it be more efficientto reduce the number of distinct engines, and make them more reliable? After all, part of the advantage of rail transport is that one train does use less fuel, and spews out less pollution, than all of the road vehicles that it replaces.