Just finish shooting the Regional Hub From the GO platform when this auto rack train show up with a nice power lash up: CP 6230 EMD SD60 Built 3/1989 + NS 9805 GE C40-9W + BNSF 8446 EMD SD70ACe On Point Of An CP Eastbound Auto Rack Train At Kipling GO Station
Pooled power agreements, often called “run-through power,” streamline the interchange process. Cheaper to do, as you don't have to swap locomotives out at X point/crew change, with only the down time is changing crews that done very quickly. This has been taking place for decades.How does that work?
I get running rights where one railway runs over the other's tracks for a distance...........
But how do you get power from 3 different railways in one consist and how does that read on the books, financially?
I have only the vaguest of childhood memories of seeing steam road power while visiting a relative who lived near the lakeshore line. I saw 2816 when it was on an eastern Canada tour a number of years ago. Quite the thing to see and hear a steam loco running at mainline track speed. I wonder if the Go coaches were for a railfan excursion.