When NY&A trains have units at both ends of the train, are the trailing units being remote controlled, by "distributed power" or some similar scheme? Or do they just coast until one of the crew goes back to run it?
Backshophoss wrote:The second unit trailing allows switching both facing and trailing point switches when running with the current of trafficIs the trailing unit supplying traction is the question.
on the 2 track mainlines,and is an insurance policy of getting back to Fresh Pond yard as a working cab signal equipped train
if the ASC/Cab signal craps out on 1 of the units while on the road.
BobLI wrote:The rear end unit is just along for the ride. No traction provided unledss its to push in the opposuite direction into a siding. and then the crew has to walk to that unit to operate it.Thanks!