DPU trains (was Re: Thunder on Blue Ridge)

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Mon Jan 17 14:52:08 EST 2011

Are you all referring to DPU's as remote control or controlled by a crew
in the locomotive.
The old WV law on the H-town District did not permit remote control units
in their state.
Terry Marshall
H-town, MD

In a message dated 1/17/2011 2:14:33 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:

> About 6:30 AM stack train 202 went east through Jonesborough TN today

> with a DPU pushing on the rear.

202 and 23G both just came through Christiansburg within the last hour.
202 did not have DPU, but 23G did.

As for DPUs being illegal in WV, NS has been running DPU coal trains out
on the Pocahontas Division for the last couple years, so I guess not.

Joe Shaw
Christiansburg, VA
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