Tonnage reduction with temperature falling

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Mon Dec 17 13:02:51 EST 2018

On 12/17/2018 10:49 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> “Trains with Head End Brake Pipe Supply Only”.  What trains on the NW 
> would NOT meet this criteria in the 1973 timeframe (i.e. what trains 
> would fall outside these special instructions)?

By that time, the N&W experimented with mid-train radio power. It didn't 
work out very well. Not until around the mid to late '80s did radio 
units (ala Southern style) rear their ugly head again on the N&W proper. 
This time working, more or less.

Jimmy Lisle

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