I chased the train with Mike in Avon, and then continued up to Mortimer, where my dad and I shot them picking up two empty center beams at M&F. Pictures from me soon!
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Mike Stellpflug wrote:Actually, when you think about it, 420 is set up to run as long hood forward.good point!
railwatcher wrote:02/24/10 Caught the northbound movement into Avon before 9am this morning, with #420 leading #425 coupled each at the short hoods,running longhooded. How long have they been running this way? I have been missing the movements but from other posts pictures I see it has been at least a few days.Going back through this thread..
scottychaos wrote: So the change happened sometime between the 8th and the 18th..Being that I have been out of the loop for seeing the trains, I was unsure if they had a change in operations as to running them longhooded forward as maybe a safety precaution. I have heard it said that some of these engines were designed for long hood forward operation. SO, I was curious as to whether I really had missed an operations change. I also noted a picture I saw recently of a WNYP loco running similar. It left me thinking (I should know better than do that)!!
ckwwestshore wrote:My question is this though; why don't they just take 10 minutes and turn them around??? Wouldn't it be easier on the crew's necks?