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

A no-music version is at

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