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I used to fly airplanes so I know how it is to be operating equipment where something isn't working, you've had a long day, and ATC is trying to give you a clearance.
These locomotive crews are great and I have so much respect for them since I got serious about railfanning a couple years ago. Hanging around the tracks near the Olympic Sculpture Garden in Seattle, waiting for the Rocky Mountaineer, there’s a little activity going on in the Louis Dreyfus yard. UP 5532 has just brought in a grain train. Evidently it can’t pressurize the brake lines so it moves out of the way and BNSF 2763 comes in to take over. This video features the audio dialogue between the engineer, conductor, dispatchers, and the BNSF crew. Not surprisingly, the guys are frustrated and tired.
BNSF 2763 is an old EMD GP39-2 built in 1963. It appears to be repainted recently in contemporary BNSF colors. At the end of the video RMRX 8011 passes by.
The audio has been edited for brevity and doesn’t exactly match the video but the story itself is intact.

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