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I'm just an observer and so far I lean to "DPU imperfection". You really dont know what your DPU's are going to do if the head-end halts immediately. 

Or your DPU's hit a "dead spot" in communications. Have to think the dead spots will be identified and rectified. Sometimes identification will be after

a trainwreck. Passing this on to the members still working the throttle everyday.

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The Krink wrote:

Have to think the dead spots will be identified and rectified.

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Not working a throttle for several many years, but from previous experience, that's about the funniest thing ever posted on BJ.com,LLC, Inc.

Maybe they fixed it when PTC got fully implemented. Now, I'm the comedian.

 


 



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Is it anything like when your EOT goes out? Do you have to reduce speed. Better yet, is there any reason I should care about any of this?

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There's one tunnel I run through about 3800 feet long, and while I rarely have DP on that line, when I do it will surely go no comm in there...but the tunnel is at the summit of my climb, albeit the still climbing side of said summit. When the DP's go out they are in 8 notch...so I just modulate my throttle to keep things sane. The signal will recover when the DP's are close to the end of the tunnel and I am just about ready for dynamics from every engine so it works out OK.

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For tunnels with known comm issues, you can put the DP in idle before you hit it. When the comm goes out, it stays in the last setting it was in...

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Can't do that here....if put my DP's in idle BEFORE they go in the tunnel, I am going to stall IN the tunnel!

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