Pacing Norfolk Southern 8 Diesel Lash-up
This is a rare glimpse of 8 multiple power units in a terrific “lash-up”!
All of the units look new except for the “out of place” Union Pacific GE AC44CW’s with their aging paint jobs!
A lash-up is defined as the use of two or more locomotives strung together in succession.
The term lash-up is commonly used by model train enthusiasts, however, it can also be applied in this instance.
This mixed freight combined a rare combination 8 locomotives representing 3 different railways and one anonymous “blue #2038” locomotive to move this mixed freight train.
Seen in this clip are:
- 8094 Norfolk Southern
- 7883 NS
- 3202 NS
- 5667 NS
- 5862 Union Pacific
- 6507 Union Pacific
- 2974 Canadian National
- 2036 “blue” unknown
Since the average weight of the these locomotive is 400,000 lbs., these 8 locomotives represent over 1600 tons of rolling might!
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