Why the Plow

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Re: Why the Plow

Post by chuchubob » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:15 am

Kurt-Trirail wrote:EDIT: Penn Central - that's the first time I've seen one of the DMU coaches paired with the Bombardier equipment. Do you have any other photos of this consist?

-Kurt

Here's one from March 6.

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Re: Why the Plow

Post by Kurt-Trirail » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:24 pm

I caught wind of those photos a few days ago. I've been wondering what the reasoning is behind doing so. Doesn't make much sense.

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Re: Why the Plow

Post by Noel Weaver » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:46 pm

I think the situation is that Tri-Rail is so short of equipment that anything that will run is used day for day. Apparently the
DMU equipment has the same MU control lines and connections that the diesels and coaches have.
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Re: Why the Plow

Post by dgraiani » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:20 pm

chuchubob wrote:
Kurt-Trirail wrote:EDIT: Penn Central - that's the first time I've seen one of the DMU coaches paired with the Bombardier equipment. Do you have any other photos of this consist?

-Kurt

Here's one from March 6.


And from March 30...
http://www.graiani.com/html_images/flo-rida/DSC02061.JPG
http://www.graiani.com/html_images/flo-rida/DSC02072.JPG
http://www.graiani.com/html_images/flo-rida/DSC02079.JPG

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Re: Why the Plow

Post by Kurt-Trirail » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:35 am

Very nice photos.

Looks to be the same consist getting shuffled between locomotives occasionally - is it not? I have not kept track of the car #'s.

-Kurt

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Re: Why the Plow

Post by transitrider » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:05 pm

Honest, I dont like DMU and they dont look fit fro Tri-Rail, they need get rid of it, it was waste of money. They need more ML's

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