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BC Rail in the lead

  • Romet
Ive been waiting over four years for this - Finally CN realized that BCOL units can lead trains outside of former BC Rail trackage I just hope this wasnt a clerical error on someones part (done those myself) as I sure wouldnt mind seeing more BCOLs leading outside their native land. Plenty of BCOLs trailing as it is, with two on the point one can now have BCOL Intermodal, BCOL unit potash, unit grain and other trains the real BC Rail never ran!
It's not that CN didn't realize they couldn't lead, it's the lack of a microwave that kept them from leading. Some collective agreements require CN to give the crews a hot meal after 8 hours and 51 minutes on duty. The microwave ovens on the road power is their way of providing road crews with a hot meal. The 4651 has either had a microwave installed or something has happened to the trailing CN unit and it can't lead.
Thanks guys
Tyler you are correct, however I first heard of CN installing microwaves in these units from an engineer back in... May 9, 2006. That's over two years they could have been leading, but I haven't seen it.

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