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  1. Phoebe Snow

    Washout signal

    For you rails, how do you display a hand signal for a washout? Do you face the train, and go back and forth with one hand at knee level directly in front of you? Or do you use two hands, in a manner similar to NFL referee signal when a team misses a field goal, only just a bit faster? Is...
  2. Phoebe Snow

    Locomotive ID

    But many of those differences in how railroads label them really do identify limitations or restrictions. As mentioned the H for heavy, implying it may not be able to go places a regular AC4400 can. Or the CTEs which have different software to make them suitable for low Tractive Effort...
  3. Phoebe Snow

    Comment by 'Phoebe Snow' in media 'Amtrak 156'

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