What’s this, is #5 working passenger trains on the CdP line?
No, the lightweight loco doesn’t have the ability to handle the gradients. But, as it turned out, neither has #9.
Sunday services on the FCPyF often see a strange variety of motive power as the regular locos take a rest. When leaving Centrales this morning #9 stalled just past the Jones River bridge and was unable to restart its train. A banking engine, in the shape of #5, was sent out to assist and worked through to CdP on the rear of the train.
Both locos returned to Centrales with the mid-day train.
* Footnote for overseas readers.