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Date: 07/12/19 21:40
FREDs and DPU in Russia
Author: JGFuller

Do freights of RZhD use a FRED? Videos seem to indicate that there is no FRED.

How about use of Distributed Power? Again, the videos I've seen show some trains with helpers, but normally on the rear [not cut in] and apparently manned.

Jack Fuller
Lafayette, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/19 21:42 by JGFuller.



Date: 07/14/19 07:22
Re: FREDs and DPU in Russia
Author: zorz

JGFuller Wrote:
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> Do freights of RZhD use a FRED? Videos seem to
> indicate that there is no FRED.
>
> How about use of Distributed Power? Again, the
> videos I've seen show some trains with helpers,
> but normally on the rear and apparently manned.

Can’t speak to the use of EoT devices, but helpers are typically manned and there is no DPU usage that I know of currently. Most heavy trains use a multi-section locomotive on the head end with one added on the rear when needed (such as on the Baikal-Amur line).

That said, Russia seems to love multi-section locomotives. Not sure what the benefit is.



Date: 07/15/19 23:43
Re: FREDs and DPU in Russia
Author: JGFuller

Maybe this answers the question -- from a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryerTJU67YU

Looks like no FRED.

Jack Fuller
Lafayette, CA




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