Power (and train) Pools
Pool trains date back many decades to the Great Depression
era effective April 2, 1933 to reduce costs due to a big
NOTE: Through sleeping cars beyond connecting points included
Windsor/Detroit with through cars to/from Chicago.
Canadian subsidiaries and Trackage Rights.
Another method involves a US road having a Canadian subsidiary
that gets their trains to/from large cities.
Lengthy lines connecting a number of cities involve Canadian
subsidiaries of PM/C&O, CASO/MCRR/NYC/PC/CR,
Use of other railway's locomotives for regular passenger trains was agreed to in order to speed train schedules by not having to change locomotives and conduct air brake tests enroute as well as improving utilization of locomotves and rolling stock.
Power pools and run through power is not common on freight
trains except when it involves equipment owned by the same parent company
such as Soo Line power running beyond Chicago (end of Soo tracks) over
CSX using running rights to Detroit/Windsor to reach CP tracks to Toronto
and Montreal. This became easier in the Free Trade/NAFTA eras when
SOO 765 CR 604 CP 5491
SOO 6615 MILW 142 SOO 6611 two views.
SOO 6450 one of the most interesting run through units! SD40-B rebuilt without cab afterr a wreck.
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