Monday, February 8, 2010
Helper Action on the CP Rail M & M Sub.
GP38-2 #3036 pushes hard to get that train
up the grade.
Helpers are never needed on the CP Rail M & M Sub. The old guys know just how much a normal consist of two units can pull. But then management sent a too-heavy train west. The old guys said it wouldn't work, but did they listen? The result: A helper had to be added at Fort Frances.
When I heard the news, I grabbed my camera and headed out. Bonus: #5447, the ugliest unit on the roster, was in the consist!
View the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUEe03kCFE
A no-music version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQVHe-5AI4