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 Two westbound autorack unit consistsAdded: February 04, 2012 

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Locomotive Details Location/Date of Video
Norfolk Southern (more..)
GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW) (more..)
NS Pittsburgh Line (more..)
Millerstown, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
February 03, 2012
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James Burlington (more..)
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Remarks: Train 1 9458 Train 2 9427 11J Along Sugar Run Road below RT 17. Can anyone tell me why some autorack unit trains have only one locomotive and some have two? Please comment and tell me if you know.
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Posted by steve on February 4, 2012

James, one or two locos may just depend on if an auto rack train is loaded or empty. Compared to other more traditional freight trains, a unit auto rack train is not that heavy.

Posted by wayne on February 4, 2012

As an x railroad worker for burlington northern (1972-1974) i belive that when they have only one locamotive , the cars are empty , and when they are loaded they need two or more locomotives depending on the number of cars and availability of locomotives I may not be right but at least its close.Keep up the great work james.

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