Texas Eagle Ride Along

r_i_straw Mar 7, 2011

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I believe the 500's referred by the Amtrak manager were the old SDP40-Fs which are long gone.
    http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtSDP.html

    The 500 I referred to is the P32-8 modified to burn 20% Bio-Diesel and 80% regular diesel.
    http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/BlobS...217348415&blobheader=application/pdf&blobhead
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Thanks for the links to that information Hank. Interesting stuff about the bio-diesel and all.

    I uploaded a few more photos to my album. Here is Amtrak pulling into Houston.
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    Here they are pushing back over the "Jump Frog" on the private car lead. UP could not provide a locomotive to hook us up to the end of the Sunset Limited so Amtrak had to back up the entire train onto the private car track to couple on.
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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    UP put up a new sign next to the switch labeling it a "jump frog". Here is a photo from an earlier discussion about this unusual device. Amtrak backed a bunch of their Superliners over it (diverging to the left in this view) and then pulled out with no ill effect. The folks on the train probably did not feel a thing. It just seems so weird to me.
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    Here is the sign.[​IMG]
     
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