Saturday, June 10, 2017

Odds and Evens

When setting up the numbering scheme for locomotives, this was the plan:

199passenger, non-revenueCape Ann business use
100199passenger, revenue 
200299locomotive, switcher or FMyard or pusher service
300599locomotive, F seriespassenger service
600799locomotive, GP-18 seriesfreight service
800899locomotive, GP-20 and later seriesfreight service

Further, all powered locos would have even road numbers, and all unpowered (dummies and slugs) would have odd road numbers. This makes it easy to figure out what's going on in multiple unit consists. The ruling grade is a hefty 3% up Cascade Pass, and this requires two powered locos. The consist shown here would not qualify!

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