NW-Mailing-List Digest, Vol 125, Issue 48

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Wed Sep 30 08:49:12 EDT 2015

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 11:02 PM, Rick wrote:

What Ed is trying to say is that a helper engine running light or another
> fairly
> fast train would be traveling behind our pictured train.  It's designated
> as a
> second section of #5 and gets to use its spot in the time table rather than
> have to run as an extra.  It would not be displaying any classification
> lights
> or flags.

Ahh, now I get it. The train in the photo, with green flags, is the normal
scheduled #5. The flags indicate that a second section, running as 2nd #5
instead of an extra, is following with all the rights of the first section.
Said "second section" could be a light engine needed as a helper that has
to be expedited to keep things moving. Thanks.

Bruce in Blacksburg
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