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PTC for ATSF3751
« on: February 16, 2024, 10:56:47 pm »
Some of you may already know but I am a train enthusiast outside of model steam engines.   Thought I’d share these photos with ya’ll.  They are installing PTC (positive train control) into AT&SF #3751, so it can still be operational on lines requiring it by the FRA. Enjoy! [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2024, 11:12:44 pm »
Is that the 4-8-4 that was on static display in the park in Kingman AZ???
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2024, 11:39:55 pm »
Is that the 4-8-4 that was on static display in the park in Kingman AZ???

Same locomotive, but different roster.  The one in kingman, AZ is ATSF3759. 
3751 is still in use today.

Here is a cab ride on ATSF3751. I highly recommend watching this. It has some of the best footage you’ll ever find along with great sounds and vantage points you can’t get anywhere. Enjoy!

Engineer in this is your typical “Hog head”;  cigar in mouth and overrals, hoggin the controls. (Railroader slang).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN736_3D5F8
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2024, 07:27:52 am »
Originally outshopped by Baldwin as a Mountain Class locomotive weren't they?

Then later rebuilt into Northerns.
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2024, 08:01:38 am »
Shame they couldn't shove that stinking diesel out of the way!
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2024, 08:26:38 am »
Shame they couldn't shove that stinking diesel out of the way!

Yeah, I do understand the need to have a diesel in the consist, but why not behind the steamer instead of in front of it?!?!
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2024, 09:17:24 am »
Shame they couldn't shove that stinking diesel out of the way!

Yeah, I do understand the need to have a diesel in the consist, but why not behind the steamer instead of in front of it?!?!

This was a movement for Operation Lifesaver, a marketing group for the BNSF, and on this line (San Bernardino Sub), at the time
The steamer didn’t have Cab signals installed which is required to be operational on the head end. 
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Re: PTC for ATSF3751
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2024, 09:24:06 am »
Shame they couldn't shove that stinking diesel out of the way!

Yeah, I do understand the need to have a diesel in the consist, but why not behind the steamer instead of in front of it?!?!

This was a movement for Operation Lifesaver, a marketing group for the BNSF, and on this line (San Bernardino Sub), at the time
The steamer didn’t have Cab signals installed which is required to be operational on the head end.

Valid reasoning, thanks for the clarification!
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