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    Pasco WA derailment

    Looks like the 169 may be a goner for sure.
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    ATSF 5000 Return to Steam

    Congratulations on getting the resources together to embark on a quite ambitious restoration plan. On a side note, though Caterpillar owned Progress Rail Services purchased EMD, the current 16V710 power plant is still being used on locomotive productions.
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    Retired BNSF GP39's

    Iron Bender's last sentence hits the nail on the head. Want to get up and go, use an EMD(especially anything second generation, though SD70Ms aren't that bad). Want to pull, use a GE(especially an ES44AC, best motive power product from Erie so far). Sad to see the Geeps beginning to disappear(go...
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    Female Minority

    Since that is what I'm most familiar with, I believe so. Both of the Canadian roads(CP and CN) operate trackage in the US, so in those areas, they would fall under the US laws.
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    Female Minority

    Current updated HOS(hours of service) laws: 12 hrs max time allowed on duty, then 10 hrs undisturbed rest(cannot be called for work during this time). After 5 days consecutive, 24 hrs off, 6 days, 48 hrs off, 7 days, 72 hrs off. 276 work hours maximum per month. Limbo time(stuck on a siding...
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    Female Minority

    Hello pdiva2! If you hire onto a Class One, after training you will more than likely end up marking up on what is referred to as the "Extra Board". This fills all vacancies at the terminal you would be working at due to illnesses, vacations, layoffs(not the company induced kind), discipline time...
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    Moving locomotive from back to front difficult?

    If it was a 2 unit consist coupled back to back, perhaps(uneconomical as far as time/money concerned, what with the extra engine and switch move). One unit, NO WAY!(would be facing long end forward, being a cab unit = no visibility). Cab car operation for short haul, commute operations is here...
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    dash 9 dpu on coal trains?

    Probably MUed to a unit with DPU capability.
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    Hello from NorCal

    Welcome to the Forum, Felice! (from a native "NorCal" dude :) )
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    Comment by 'nick' in media 'WC 3014'

    Cool, an ex WP Geep still earning its keep. Like the plane overhead too!
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    Comment by 'nick' in media 'TRHA CN 4803 GP7'

    Nice pics! Are those Flexicoil trucks I see under that GP-7? ;-)
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    Comment by 'nick' in media 'Departing Portola'

    Nice pic! Not all that long ago(though it seems that way) this was common mainline power. By the way, your photo titled "Yellow Jackets and a Hornet(Keddie Wye) was definitely an attention getter. That consist had to sound mighty good!(couldn't post a comment on it though)
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    Comment by 'nick' in media 'In the Pass for Number 200'

    Cool! A rare from the cab shot of the Milwaukee Road(Pacific Extension none the less). I assume the short nose belongs to an SD40-2.




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