Is DRM willing to pay extra ??? to deadhead engines and switch engines cost money.
And this excursion will be hard to finance anyway, 500 gallons of fuel at $4.45 a gallon, a 3 man MNCR crew at $1000 or more(required by agreement).
A HHRC crew at $500 (to run train), rental of equipment etc etc.
Hard to make a profit doin something like that.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???