Tamping Pick wrote:AS for the R&N guys that run trains on the "mountain".Once again Tampon Pick, you have it wrong. Now we may not be handling huge tonnage trains at this very moment, but we have had big trains many times since we got the Lehigh Line in 1996. Hell, we had to use pushers out of Coxton to the top quite a few times (that was fun!). Also, we now have special instructions in our bulletin orders for how we want trains to be handled (dynamic braking maximum amps) by NS and CP on our trackage. This is mainly for the NS's benefit as they like to use nothing but dynamic braking to hold back their trains. BUT, I guess we still don't know what we're doing, right???
You don't pull anything close to the 8'000 ton(and then some) trains that LV pulled up there.
D&H(CP/NS) trains WAY out weigh anything you guys pull anywhere on the R&N.
Oh yeah, I did catch the money part of your original post. As an employee of the R&N, I cannot comment on this matter. Sorry...... NOT!