Electric Train question….?

Question by kevin t: Electric Train question….?
Is it true that in mountainous areas, electric trains return power to the system when they descend??? Dynamic braking??

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Answer by Alco83
Yes. I’m not completely familiar with the application but it is quite similar to dynamic braking. Basically the electric motors can use the incoming transmission as extra braking to help slow the train. Answers member Rango may be able to explain this better as he operated electrics on the Milwaukee Road’s Pacific Extension (through the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest) before the line was de-energized in 1974.

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