Posted by Frank Keller on December 12, 2010 
First time for everything I suppose. I would have loved to have seen this train for myself, how about a little notice next time;-)
Posted by Gales of November on December 13, 2010 
I have to ask, why do they have so many units? And why is it referred to as a monster train? Because 113 cars really isnt that many, granted for the ARR it may be. I dont see why the railroad has 4 units on 75 cars? Is there a steep grade?
Posted by Troy Nolen on December 13, 2010 
They use 5 SD70MAC's on each 75 car unit coal train? That seems a little excessive.
Posted by Donald Haskel on December 13, 2010 
This is a great Picture and a great story.
Posted by Chris Kilroy on December 13, 2010 
"They use 5 SD70MAC's on each 75 car unit coal train? That seems a little excessive."

6 units, actually. It does seem excessive, until you've been over the line between Portage and Moose Pass and experienced the 3%+ grade amidst several 180 degree reverse curves.
Posted by mishu88 on December 14, 2010 
Nice composition due to the yellow cab and those powerful units in behind...
Posted by on December 15, 2010 
Dave, these are some of the best train pics I think Ive seen, both trains and scenery are spectacular. The big diesel note from so many units must be heard to be believed.
Posted by Alan Shulak on December 17, 2010 
Amazing is all I can think of to say.
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