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Local Power

These two GP's are the local power in Bend. One is GP40M number 3009, and the other is GP39-2 2723. The road crews use the road power to set out or pick up cars in Cascan. Then, the local crew goes to work making up a Northbound local every day. The local goes from Bend to Madras, OR, and can be anywhere from 5 to 45 cars long. The local power does rotate a little bit, but these are the most common locomtives for the duties around Central Oregon.
Built 12-1966 as CB&Q 185

Became BN 3015 sometime after March 2, 1970

June 1989 was rebuilt to GP40M 3510.

Trailing unit was built 4-1981 as BN 2723
 

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