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Remarks: With 3 head end units, a mid train unit, and a rear end unit the 11 thousand foot long HBARGAL makes easy time across the Texas Plains as it heads east out of the sun toward a crew change in Amarillo.
The Illinois Central used to run trains like this on their Chicago Memphis/Birmingham lines - I saw one with 185 cars in Effingham, IL back in the 70s, though not with helpers. Cool to see a train this long going this fast. Great work, Nathan!
Jeez, this train was very long! I've never seen a long train with a mid-train helper and a rear-end DPU in the prairies! UP ran a very huge doublestack train to California a year or two ago to test the efficiency of running a monstrous intermodal train. That annoyed a lot of people who found out about that train, and UP promised to never, ever run extremely long trains again.
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