Midway Engine?

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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??
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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 .
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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).
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