Friday, July 9, 2010

CN distributed power on coal train

July 3rd started with a trip to Terrace for the day. Along the way I caught up to an empty coal train headed East around Kwinitsa (midway point between Rupert and Terrace) with BC Rail 4648 at the rear of the train pushing. I first saw this combination about 2 years ago. It seems CN is practicing this quite frequently on there longer trains coming into Rupert. A single locomotive on the front and another at the tail end.

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