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News break mentioned an engine was “pushing” the cars...


38 posted on 12/01/2013 11:41:57 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

It’s called “push-pull mode”. The locomotive always stays at one end and a cab car at the other. This way reversing the train at the end of the line doesn’t mean using a wye. The operator merely goes from the cab car to the locomotive or vice versa. On this part of Metro-North, the locomotive always runs at the north end of the train and the cab car at the south end.


39 posted on 12/01/2013 11:45:18 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Gene Eric

Heard that earlier. seems that pulling would be the normal way or so conventional thinking would have one believe?

Grew up about a mile from there. Use to jump off the RR tressle into the headwaters of eastchester bay. That was over 50 years ago. Use to flaten out coins there too.


41 posted on 12/01/2013 11:49:49 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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