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Interesting how the lead helper unit appeared to have a crew.. is this because the locomotives lacked the automation of today's modern engines? Or would they be manned so they could separate at some later point and return downrange and help another train? Great video!
Posted by BR549 on June 26, 2008
I thought it was interesting that you could see not only the exhaust from the lead consist, but also the exhaust from the helper consist at the very beginning of the video. Excellent work.
Posted by Nate Beal on June 26, 2008
Ah, the good ol days. I'm thankful for all the video and slides we have from our tehachapi trips between 1986 and 1996
Posted by Made in the USA on June 26, 2008
That was an awesome display of EMD locomotives. Before wide cabs and ditch lights, not so long ago.