Whats wrong with this video?

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Wed Apr 25 12:25:48 EDT 2012

The pushers to Bluefield went all the way into the yard, so putting the cab
behind the pusher would have created no problem in cutting off. On the grade
from Walton to Christiansburg and the Blue Ridge grade, the pusher cut off and
the train went on; so the cabose ahead of the pusher made more sense.

Jim Nichols

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I think it depended on the operational scenario.  I grew up in Bluefield, VA,
and the pushers up into Bluefield, WV were always ahead of the caboose.  I
*think* - those more familiar than I with the specifics please chime in - that
when trains were filled out (trimmed?) at Farm, and the helpers added, they
configured them at that time.  I've read detailed descriptions that may have had
more specifics, but not for a while.

Anyway, pushing eastbound into Bluefield, always ahead of the cab.

Dave Phelps

In a message dated 4/25/2012 6:56:09 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org writes:
I have several N&W videos...in ALL of them, the pusher is pushing on the Cab! I
have never seen a cab at the end of the train with pushers...it would waste a
LOT of time when it was time to cut off!





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>That's the way I looked at it.  I read an article on it a few years ago. I can't

>remember which one.  Joe Grzelak


>On 4/16/2012 4:33 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:


>>    I guess you have never seen pushers lift a cab off the rails! In this case,

>>with two pushers, believe me it would be a lot safer to put the cab behind the




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