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Date: 09/02/19 14:37
PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: bnsfsd70

This morning, I got out to shoot a rather interesting move.  This was the O-TOPPLX1-02, a PTC test train that was headed to Plainview, TX via Wellington.  The train is really two test trains in one, as they will be splitting them, and testing Virtual Blocks with PTC. 

The consist was as follows:
BNSF 4534
Santa Fe 
Fred Harvey 
BNSF 6432
BNSF 6360
Mountain View
BNSF 6426

Photo 1: Topeka, at the Shops on 8/30/2019
Photo 2: Here, it's seen running railroad-west through Burlingame, KS, MP 77 on the Topeka Sub
Photo 3: Passing under I-35 in Emporia

Thanks for looking,
- Jeff Carlson








Date: 09/02/19 14:40
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: bnsfsd70

Finally, here's some video of the test train rolling through Burlingame, KS this morning.  Certainly a new one for me!

Thanks again,
- Jeff Carlson

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Date: 09/02/19 16:35
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: UPDetector

All time record of the shortest 1X2X1 configured train LOL



Date: 09/02/19 17:23
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: texchief1

Nice shots and video!

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/02/19 19:55
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: JoCoLB

How did you beat him from Burlingame to Emporia? Did he have some slow orders?



Date: 09/02/19 20:41
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: bnsfsd70

Haha!  It'd be hard to beat!

- Jeff

UPDetector Wrote:
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> All time record of the shortest 1X2X1 configured
> train LOL



Date: 09/02/19 20:43
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: bnsfsd70

Heck, I got him at Reading too, but didn't shoot it at all, as the sun angles were pretty terrible there at the time.

Regarding the speeds, I didn't hear any slow orders given, but it was going surprisingly slow coming into Emporia.

- Jeff Carlson

JoCoLB Wrote:
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> How did you beat him from Burlingame to Emporia?
> Did he have some slow orders?



Date: 09/03/19 08:51
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: Bob3985

Congrats on documenting this special train.
They were probably testing the PTC that was making him go slow.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 09/06/19 08:50
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: jayb61

overpowered lol 



Date: 09/06/19 09:52
Re: PTC Test Train to Texas
Author: ATSF_Cliff

Love the Shiny stuff!

Cliff Rutherford
Grain Valley, MO



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