FRA train 2018

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FRA train 2018

Post by backroadrails » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:19 am

The FRA train is running to Rockland today interestingly enough with two Pan Am engines, to make things better they are C40-8's and will be running long hood forward back.

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Re: FRA train 2018

Post by MERailFanJay » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:06 pm

Now I know why I just heard a train horn at 9:40pm. I was thinking the train was coming in from Brunswick late. Wish I read this post earlier. I would have gone down the road to catch it.

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Re: FRA train 2018

Post by MEC407 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:51 pm

backroadrails wrote:...to make things better they are C40-8's...
Is this the first time that six-axle locomotives have run on the Rockland Branch? I can't think of any scenarios in which this would have happened in the past, unless it was a Maine Central E-unit during the passenger service era.
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Re: FRA train 2018

Post by 690 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:41 pm

They never ran on the branch, plan changed and CMQ ran the 2006 down instead. Regarding six axles, there technically isn't a reason they couldn't run them, as long as they stay on the main. Obviously the Atlantic Branch and inside Dragon would be off limits to six axles.

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