I got 100% permission by the Security. He was very nice about I offered to leave. But he said go right ahead and get my shots. So I did Before I left. I did thank him for letting me get my photos.
I just came from the yard and didn't see anything special out there. Other than lots of sleet and accidents. There seemed to be a lot more idling locomotives than usual, I wonder if the weather played any role.
Have to ask.
1) Do these E units pull the train or is the new units pushing them?
2)do they take the new units with in case they have trouble with the train?\
3) why take 2 new units? is the train that heavy that they need both if the E units failed?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but after the Super Bowl, the train was split, with the E units going back to Council Bluffs and the Heritage units headed for Austin to schmooze the Texas legislature, which is in session once every two years. I guess you could call this second section a circus train going to see a bunch of clowns.....
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