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lilbluefoxie

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Nice shots! Was that MP15 in service, or was it just a transport?

 

it was just moving it back to Hillside for repairs, the MP15 locomotives cannot be used with the C3s in passenger service.

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it was just moving it back to Hillside for repairs, the MP15 locomotives cannot be used with the C3s in passenger service.

 

Oh, right, i was thinking of the SW1001s. They were used in passenger service, right?

 

But how come these MP15s can't? The MP15-ACs could.

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Oh, right, i was thinking of the SW1001s. They were used in passenger service, right?

 

But how come these MP15s can't? The MP15-ACs could.

 

thats what I meant, i just shortened the name. They cant use C3s in passenger service, nor can the SW1001, only the DE/DM30AC locomotives can because they have what is known as a HEP motor which is a small generator that provides electricity for the lights and A/C and heating. Way back when, before the double deckers, MP15ACs pulled teh older coaches but had a converted FL9 type locomotive with the HEP motor in it so they could have lights.

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thats what I meant, i just shortened the name. They cant use C3s in passenger service, nor can the SW1001, only the DE/DM30AC locomotives can because they have what is known as a HEP motor which is a small generator that provides electricity for the lights and A/C and heating. Way back when, before the double deckers, MP15ACs pulled teh older coaches but had a converted FL9 type locomotive with the HEP motor in it so they could have lights.

 

Now i understand.

 

But, how come they can't use the C3s? I thought those were the only double decker cars left on the roster?

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Now i understand.

 

But, how come they can't use the C3s? I thought those were the only double decker cars left on the roster?

 

because the MP15AC and SW1001 locomotives lack the HEP motors to provide lights to the cars

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Slammin pics! How come the rear of the car in the second pic looks different?

 

that isnt a cab car. Thats just a regular C3 thats always in the middle of the train,

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