locked Re: White Number Boards


The units with white number boards were set up as controlling units. The mid-train locomotives were connected to a radio control car (most looked like boxcars, but only end doors, no side doors). The radio control cars had MU connections to control the locomotives and any locomotives could be used.

I can remember train 169 coming into Charlotte with a fairly short train from Linwood, and all the locomotives and the R/C car on the head end. They'd make a big pickup in Charlotte and put the R/C car and locos midtrain while they were doing it. They referred to this as, "radioing the train."

Tim Rumph
Lancaster, SC

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