It appeared to be there for crew training. It was there all week with a number personell on the loco each day in the yard.
In this context, what happens on the 92 when an ECP automatic brake application is made, please?
Much the same as when a normal automatic Westinghouse application is made: not much, since the locomotive as a trailing unit would be under control of the independent brake.
The difference would be that the brake pipe pressure would remain up to recharge the reservoirs on the ECP vehicles.
I was under the impression that the 92 class brake controllers were suitable for conversion to ECP operation. Of course a bypass cable would be cheaper to fit than a full conversion and there are plenty of conventional trains for them to work.
Will this cement the use of 92 Class as slave-only units? I understand that a few months ago they were demoted to being trailing units only, but I assumed this would only be a temporary arrangement.Is only a temporary solution until a permanent remedy is found for the 92's to once again lead.