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BNSF 3840 pushes a container train eastward as DPU.

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©  Apr 27, 2020


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BNSF 3840 pushes a container train eastward as DPU.



Very nice picture!
@Kees Thank you!
BNSF track forces occupy Main 2 with a task to replace a section of welded rail, thus requiring that all rail traffic uses Main 1 for the duration. Mostly, trains run right-hand through here, except when they do not... 🙂
@Maersk.146 isn't there a tail signalisation necessary in USA (red lights/flag/other signs)?
@Taurus717 - When rear-end DPU units are in use, the rear-facing headlight is set to Dim. The driver of the train has total control over the functions of all DPU locos, so no End-Of-Train device is required, except when DPU’s are mid-train. Some intermodal trains have DPU power behind double-stack wells and ahead of lighter spine cars for trailers, so an EOT device would be needed on the last car.
@Maersk.146 Other countries, other regulations. Thanks for the explanation!
@Taurus717 - Certainly!
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