RailPictures.Net Photo: MERR 200 Muskingum Electric Railroad E50C at Cumberland, Ohio by Nate Murry
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Muskingum Electric Railroad (more..)
E50C (more..)
MP .7 South of Cumberland (more..)
Cumberland, Ohio, USA (more..)
March 12, 1979
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MERR 200 (more..)
Nate Murry (more..)
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The MERR was very advanced for its time; making extensive use of automation in operating the railroad. A fascinating component of this automation scheme was the idea of a 'push-pull' coal train; the only such implementation as far as my research has shown. A few hopper cars were equipped with a headlight, bell, multi-chime horn, and electrical automation components. The headlight and horn can be seen on MERR hopper #6 above. The whole system was well-designed and functioned quite well, and is my favorite railroading operation. A Bruce van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
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