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Posted by: gcmc Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2017, 10:20am
Why does SRY always seem to run two locos when the trains are never more than six cars in length?
 
Grant on Gabe
Posted by: Goose5 Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:44pm
Welcome to the board. Occasionally there is only 1 locomotive but mostly there is 2. I think it has something to do with having better visibility in both directions as the 2 locos are coupled together with the cab end facing out at each end.
 
Dave
Posted by: Pyronova Posted on: Nov 10th, 2017, 4:28pm
Something to check as well, are both engines actually running when they are both out and about? There could possibly be one only running at a time.
SRY has at least one set of a calf-cow, in which there is what appears to be two locomotives but, in fact only one that has a diesel engine inside operable. Power from that one engine is transferred to the second unit's traction motors.