Midway Engine?

Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

Moderator: David

davebdawg
Posts: 244
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:21 am
Location: North Edison

Midway Engine?

Post by davebdawg » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 pm

Was out at Potter today and while trainspotting saw a rather large mixed freight going east with only 1 engine, but about halfway through spotted another engine about in the middle of the consist. And it sure sounded like it was under load pulling the rest of the long freight. Never saw this before, any ideas on what's happening, something new?
Not sure if anyone was in the cab, maybe remote controlled from the front engine??
MP. 23 On The Lehigh Line!!

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22269
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Re: Midway Engine?

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:24 pm

called distributed power, the engine is repeating the actions of lead engine by radio link .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

User avatar
Wayside
Posts: 175
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:00 am
Location: The First State

Re: Midway Engine?

Post by Wayside » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm

In addition, these units can be controlled in asynchronous mode from the lead unit (different throttle positions than the leader).
We don't know what we don't know.

Return to “New Jersey Railfan”