MBTA F40PH's going the wrong way?

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Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:41 pm

mxdata wrote:Union Pacific usually handles the locomotive movements to and from Boise (actually Nampa where they interchange with Idaho Northern) with the MBTA unit(s) on the rear of the train, rather than up front with the power.

The 1028 and 1031 went to the B&P to have main generators removed for warranty work by the supplier that had remanufactured them for Boise.

The move south was a mistake by CSX, they were probably mixed in with a freight block and got misrouted. They came back to Selkirk and then went west.

Although locomotives that are 'dead in-tow' can be placed up to not more than 30 cars from the head-end, they are usually put at the rear of the loco consists on CSXT.
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Postby mxdata » Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:28 pm

Exactly, that is why they end up going to the engine service tracks in Selkirk with the power and then it takes a couple days to get them back on a train and moving again.

Good thing CSX has "touch trace" so we can find out where they are!
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