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Re: Locos on both ends?
Posted by JIm Elbe on 2/29/2012, 1:38 pm, in reply to "Locos on both ends?"
The Green Bay - Stevens Point - Green Bay trains change direction at Neenah. Neenah is about 40 miles south of Green Bay. So, when the southbound train gets to Neenah from Green Bay, they head west to Stevens Point. This turns the head end of their train from Green Bay into the hind end westbound to Point. To avoid a time consuming run-around move at Neenah, the train has an engine and an engineer at each end. Then when they clear the junction switch at Neenah they just reverse directions and go. No wasted time! The WC started this practice back in the mid 1990's.
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