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Backward SunRail


Question: Why do the SunRail trains run backwards?

Answer: SunRail trains always run forward.

No matter whether the train is headed north or south the engineer is always sitting up front driving.

The SunRail locomotives can push or pull the passenger coaches. Certain passenger coaches are “cab cars” that look like a passenger coach, except it has an engineer’s compartment with controls that operate the locomotive.

When the train is headed southbound it looks as though its moving backwards, but we assure you the engineer is in the front driving. The push-pull locomotive configuration is quite common with many commuter trains lines.

Send your questions to: info@sunrailriders.com