Sunday, June 8, 2008

Traffic Heat

Recently, UP has been running a lot of GE equipment on the head end up and down Donner Pass on the #1 and #2.

I caught this photo in Gold Run, of a GE C44ACCTE -- UP's description of an AC-driven General Electric unit with 4,400 hp, possessing CTE or Controlled Tractive Effort.

Gold Run has been the subject of a new tie test project, where older wooden ties have been replaced with composite ties.

In the first heat of the 2008 mountain season, the lead unit is in focus whilst the rest of the mixed manifest blurs out in heat lines.


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