Locomotive Power To Spare

Dozens of locomotives need a large parking lot!

As a result of supply and demand and precision controlled railroading, these locomotives sit idle waiting for train orders in Wyoming and Nebraska. Or perhaps waiting for scrap yard.

Imagine the total horsepower and dollar investment represented here with all these idle locomotives.

Locomotive operation and utilization has been boiled down to a science with remote sensor controls and central monitoring.

Gone are the days when a locomotive breaks down without some remote computer already assessing the problem ahead of time. Repairs periods are kept to a minimum which could be one of the reasons these locomotives sit idle and ready for orders.

Let us know if you have seen one of these “parking Lots”. We would love to hear about your experience!

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Source: Train Fanatics

Updated: December 18, 2020 — 5:27 pm