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Date: 11/07/19 12:38
Tehachapi Helpers
Author: texchief1

Do Up or BNSF still use manned helpers on Tehachapi, or are the DPUs taking care of that?


Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX

Date: 11/07/19 13:03
Re: Tehachapi Helpers
Author: cajon

The answer is no except. If a train get into trouble on single track and cannot make it up to Tehachapi they will call helpers to get the train up to Tehachapi.  In the passed if a UP train get into trouble on single track they will call BNSF helpers is no UP  power or crews in Bakersfield.

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