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Date: 01/18/23 18:50
SP 6856 near Bowman 1995
Author: gonx

SP 6856 East heading up the #2 track on Donner Pass

Bowman CA
April 1995

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-Lee

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Date: 01/19/23 06:34
Re: SP 6856 near Bowman 1995
Author: callen77

Wonderful!



Date: 01/19/23 10:09
Re: SP 6856 near Bowman 1995
Author: mojaveflyer

Great video! Memories of the old days....

James Nelson
Thornton, CO



Date: 01/19/23 13:51
Re: SP 6856 near Bowman 1995
Author: donner_dude1

Guessing that was a MRVRO. Lots of tanks and some coal cars. 

Interesting that it was a 3 Engine helper set. Usually the Colfax Helper was 2 units. 



Date: 01/19/23 16:55
Re: SP 6856 near Bowman 1995
Author: gonx

donner_dude1 Wrote:
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> Guessing that was a MRVRO. Lots of tanks and some
> coal cars. 
>
> Interesting that it was a 3 Engine helper set.
> Usually the Colfax Helper was 2 units. 

There was a period of time where a third unit was added to the (2) pairs of Colfax helpers. They experimented with heavier eastbounds out of Roseville with the hope of meeting westbound tonnage at Truckee to work back to Colfax/Bowman/Rocklin. It looked fabulous on paper. They added more dog catching crews, higher fueling costs and trains parked waiting for help. They also went to the other extreme, shorter trains and no helpers before going back to 2 pairs of 2 unit helpers.



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