Old 07-16-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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i feel stupid for asking this question, but what does dpu stand for. lol. i thought i knew alot about trains , but i guess not
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Distributed Power Unit, I believe. It allows the egineer in the lead motor to control power at the rear or in the midst of the train to get over hills, etc.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Default The Union Pacific uses DPU

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i feel stupid for asking this question, but what does dpu stand for. lol. i thought i knew alot about trains , but i guess not
I came from another railroad and I still call it dp-ing a train. U.P. managers look at me for a second before they realize what I said. They call it duuping [with a long U]a train and spell it DPU.
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