How does that work?June 26
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?
In 2002 and 2003, CPR embarked on a pair of cross-Canada tours with 2816. In both years, they ran excursions from Union Station out to Milton and back, using GO equipment. In 2002, I recall, they actually ran the train all the way out to Guelph Junction and turned the whole train on the wye with the Hamilton Sub for the return trip back to Union. That's what that video was of - the train on its outbound trip climbing the escarpment just east of Campbellville.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.