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Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by realtype
 
A HHP-8 AND GP40WH-2 pushing 4 car train: Very Rare MARC Consist
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My guess is that the HHP-8 is dead, since I don't think you can operate diesels and electrics together (MU). Only NJT does this for their ACES train, but only one of the locomotives powers the train at a time.
  by HokieNav
 
Nice find!

The HHP has the Pan up, but it sounds like the GP40 is running (I think?). I'd bet that the GP broke down and that the HHP was the closest available power to get the train moving - there's no reason to break the train to put the good locomotive in the middle, and you never usually see an electric on a train that short.