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Date: 11/12/20 13:10
Another Revelstoke question
Author: tomstp

West bound trains leaving Revelstoke always stop for 5 to 6 minutes along the straight track on the side of town. After that amount of time the start rolling again.  Why the stop?



Date: 11/12/20 13:14
Re: Another Revelstoke question
Author: The-late-EMD

Sound like a break pipe continuity test before descending a grade. We do the same test out here in California atop Donner pass.

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Date: 11/12/20 13:15
Re: Another Revelstoke question
Author: goneon66

the e/b's i have seen stop for crew changes.  the w/b's i have seen blast right out of town.........

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Date: 11/13/20 03:30
Re: Another Revelstoke question
Author: JPB

Maybe westbounds stop to change the DPU crew?  ;-)



Date: 11/13/20 10:54
Re: Another Revelstoke question
Author: LKeithR

JPB Wrote:
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> Maybe westbounds stop to change the DPU crew? 

All trains have only two crew members--an engineer and conductor--on the lead engine; all other
engines are unmanned.  On rare occasions you may see people in the second engine of a train
but they will be a deadhead crew on a repositioning move.  Almost all trains stop for a crew change
in Revelstoke.  There is the odd train that "runs through" but the vast majority do stop...

Keith Robertson
Langley, BC



Date: 11/13/20 11:49
Re: Another Revelstoke question
Author: sarailfan

My thought is either they're waiting for an eastbound to arrive (single track across the river) or maybe the inbound crew is checking fuel levels on the remotes.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



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