Train too slow?

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Heard this transmission on BNSF's central Oklahoma frequency: "Milepost 395.5, train too slow, repeat, train too slow"

I have never heard this message before. Is it because of the rocking motion set up at a certain speed? The cobwebs in my brain are whispering 18 mph. Am I right?
 

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Sounds like a defect detector.


On UP it will broadcast "Integrity Failure".


A train has to be traveling at least 10Mph for the detector to work properly.
 

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burner50 said:
Sounds like a defect detector.


On UP it will broadcast "Integrity Failure".


A train has to be traveling at least 10Mph for the detector to work properly.
Ok, that makes sense. I was focused on it being a safety warning, not an error notice.

So... it's more like: "Hey, you're going too slow for me to test you."
 

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Ok, that makes sense. I was focused on it being a safety warning, not an error notice.

So... it's more like: "Hey, you're going too slow for me to test you."


Yep...


At least thats what I'm thinking. I've never run the Big Nothin's tracks before, nor am I close enough to monitor them.
 
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