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Date: 12/03/18 05:22
Metra Chicago push pull operations
Author: jayb61

are there 2 engineers on the train? 1 at each end? 



Date: 12/03/18 05:37
Re: Metra Chicago push pull operations
Author: GPutz

No, just one at the lead end.  Gerry



Date: 12/03/18 10:37
Re: Metra Chicago push pull operations
Author: jayb61

when the final station is reached the engineer has to walk the entire legnth of the train to set in the front of the train for a return trip? 



Date: 12/03/18 11:23
Re: Metra Chicago push pull operations
Author: HotWater

jayb61 Wrote:
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> when the final station is reached the engineer has
> to walk the entire legnth of the train to set in
> the front of the train for a return trip? 

Correct, however those METRA commute trains are not really all that long (8 to 10 cars at the most). The walk to the other end isn't takes the time anyway, it's changing and re-initializing the PTC that is time consuming.



Date: 12/03/18 11:31
Re: Metra Chicago push pull operations
Author: TAW

HotWater Wrote:
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>. The walk to the other end isn't takes the
> time anyway, it's changing and re-initializing the
> PTC that is time consuming.

Before PTC, the typical time from stop to going the other way was six minutes.

TAW



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