Locomotive for power generation (like 1998 Ice storm)?

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Locomotive for power generation (like 1998 Ice storm)?

Post by LandonAdrian »

I know that diesel-electrics can provide a lot of power, and they also power Head end power either from a connected generator to the main traction motor or a seperate generator.

Though I remember when I was a kid I learned about the 1998 Ice Storm in Ontario/Quebec, it got so bad that Canadian National actually sacrificied a locomotive to power a neighbourhood. CN 3508, a MLW 420

Has stuff like this happened else where or is the 1998 ice storm the only case a diesel was pulled off the rails for back up power


If anyone has a video of CN 3508 or another locomotive off rails delivering power to a community as a back up that would be awesome!

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