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  1. #81
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    The steam tracking map is back up.
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    Russell Straw, Sugar Land Route

  2. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by r_i_straw View Post
    I don't see it in the consist. This was taken by a friend in Hearne today. Now they have three diesels to push it.
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    MANNED HELPERS I presume???
    I dread the day the SP/SSW GP60's are announced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traindork View Post
    MANNED HELPERS I presume???
    Maybe not since Cheyenne is responsible for the maintenance and good health of ALL that power, so it better work together...always!
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    Videos from the chase show an engineer in the lead E-9. I'm not sure they're setup for DPU slave anyway. That's what failed in the other locomotive. There was no hard line between the 844 and diesel, just a radio. A hard line MU connection probably wouldn't have failed in the same manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAPFlyer View Post
    There was no hard line between the 844 and diesel, just a radio.
    Ah. Finally a good explanation of what and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAPFlyer View Post
    There was no hard line between the 844 and diesel, just a radio.
    Wi-Fi MU? Methinks UP is taking "The Borg Collective" thing a bit too far :pbaffled:
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    It doesn't say wifi, it says radio. Locotrol dpu is also radio and that clearly works reliably.

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    Just a thought, but I do not believe that either of the steam engines are DP equipped. I am pretty sure they are MU'd through the MU cable(wired) running from locomotive to locomotive. What failed is the MU control Box in the 844 or the wiring between 844 and the tenders to the diesels. My thought is a pinched MU cable. Also there are way too many fail safes in the diesels to allow a runaway. Just my 3 and1/3 cents worth.;]

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