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The H train rolls south over the hump from Decatur, passing the ABS signal, now lit, as it comes toward me. This spot works in your favor if chasing a heavy train south, as most southbounds are. This one was 106 cars, and even with three ES 44's, it dragged over this short grade south of Decatur. Chasing a northbound on this line can be a challenge, since they are usually well powered for the tonnage of empty coal or grain cars. Loaded southbounds are much less of a challenge, as they work grades out of Sulphur Springs, into Decatur, and again into Siloam.
Date: 9/29/2016 Location: Decatur, AR   Map Show Decatur on a rail map Views: 148 Collection Of:   Tom Beckett
Locomotives: KCS 4849(ES44AC) KCS 4767(ES44AC)    Author:  Tom Beckett
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Picture Categories: Signal,Action This picture is part of album:  Out and back
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Mike Maskel General NICE SHOT 10/2/2016 12:51:41 PM

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