Back when the old Ski Train was running, the train would be wyed (turned around) at Tabernash. Eight years later, however, finds the wye at Tabernash out of service. Amtrak's solution is to place AMTK 406 on the east end of the train. This former F40PH is now a NPCU, or Non-Powered Cab Unit. It still has a control stand in the cab, but no prime mover. Instead, when the engineer works the controls, the commands are sent to the P42DCs on the west end of the train. So the train will actually be pushed up the grade from Fraser to Winter Park, but the engineer will still be on the east end of the train.
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