The reports coming out of Halifax indicate that VIA is doing some testing on
the F40's. Therefore there were 3 ex-Halifax. Only 1 was assigned to 17.
I doubt that the REN cars weigh that much, I am sure the weights have been
posted here previously. Remember #14 & 15 have made previous trips with
only 1 F40 and a complete train!
[mailto:Canadian-Passenger-Rail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon Calon
Sent: April 14, 2013 12:36
Subject: Re: [CanPassRail] Re: Via #15/17 and #57 at Montreal Central
Or is VIA hauling an extra F40 on the Chaleur to account for any possible
breakdowns? After all, two units are not required for tractive effort on
the Hudson Bay, but they have them in case of emergencies... It's not like
CN has a lot of locos hanging around from Matapedia on towards Gaspe...
On 2013-04-14, at 10:25 AM, Jason Shron wrote:
> The Renaissance cars are so heavy that we see diesel lashups like we did
in the pre-HEP days, when locomotives were only 1750 to 1800 HP!
> It's pretty impressive, if wasteful. Just think - if this train was
pulled by F units there would probably need to be seven of them!
> --- In Canadian-Passenger-Rail@yahoogroups.com, "rick_foo" <rick_foo@...>
>> Combined Via #15/17* arriving at Montreal:
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