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Date: 03/26/20 11:42
Light power moves over Donner question
Author: Copy19

I caught a westbound light power move early this morning on the Truckee webcam.  Since BoilingMan recently posted a drone move of one of these it brings up the question of how common this practice is. Does the eastbound traffic routinely end up with extra units accumulating in Sparks?

JB - Omaha



Date: 03/26/20 15:00
Re: Light power moves over Donner question
Author: TCnR

Don't know why, a few days after BoilingMan's sighting there was a similar, or maybe the same, power move of more than six light engines north through Dunsmuir.

I would think it has something to do with Hinkle being closed, but I don't have that kind of source info.



Date: 03/26/20 15:53
Re: Light power moves over Donner question
Author: portlander

Yes.

Sierra dpus are run on the MRVOG, MRVSP and often the MFRNP. Other underpowered trains as needed. They return as light power moves or added to other westbound trains, most often the MOGRV.



Date: 03/26/20 17:39
Re: Light power moves over Donner question
Author: BoilingMan

The DPU pool locomotives don't get much (well...  any, I guess) cosmetic love.  What would be cool would be a truly captive pool- think Milwaukee F's in Tacoma and BN's F's on Marias Pass back in the day.  Then give those locomotives a "Donner Tunnels Friendly" color scheme.  That would be fun.
SR



Date: 03/26/20 21:24
Re: Light power moves over Donner question
Author: PHall

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> The DPU pool locomotives don't get much (well... 
> any, I guess) cosmetic love.  What would be cool
> would be a truly captive pool- think Milwaukee F's
> in Tacoma and BN's F's on Marias Pass back in the
> day.  Then give those locomotives a "Donner
> Tunnels Friendly" color scheme.  That would be
> fun.
> SR

Donner Tunnels Friendly = SP Black Widow?



Date: 03/26/20 21:36
Re: Light power moves over Donner question
Author: BoilingMan

That’d do, yes.
SR



Date: 03/26/20 23:04
Re: Light power moves over Donner question
Author: EricSP

The colors other than black are futile. Just paint them like Athearn undecorated models.



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