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  1. BNSFEng

    SD75I-3? at Interbay. BNSF 283 is at the service track at Interbay Roundhouse 8/28

    I saw the repainted and overhauled BNSF 283, SD75I this evening, Monday August 28, 2017, at the Interbay Roundhouse service tracks. From other peoples pictures, I couldn't tell if -3 is added to the engine name on the side of the frame near the nose like the GP60M-3's are now identified. The...
  2. BNSFEng

    Rare GP 60M @ Interbay, WA and in new paint BNSF paint scheme.

    When I went by Interbay with my commuter train, this evening, I saw the first GP60M in Seattle in many years plus the very first one in the BNSF orange and green scheme that I've seen. Engine was BNSF 104. Don't know if it's just visiting or is joining the 4 GP60 B units in the area for local...
  3. BNSFEng

    The first new SOUNDER cab car, one of nine to be delivered arrived 7/24/2017

    The first of nine new SOUNDER Commuter train cab cars has arrived from Thunder Bay, Ontario and is at the Amtrak Yard in Seattle, WA. Here, they will receive final assembly of electronics and extensive testing leading to certification for SOUNDER Commuter service. Notable changes over previous...
  4. BNSFEng

    All 8 of the new SC-44s for Amtrak Cascades are on the property.

    Sorry no pictures but all 8 of the new SC-44 Chargers are on track 406 at Amtrak's Holgate Yard. You can see them easily from public property on Holgate Street.
  5. BNSFEng

    Siiemens SC-44 engine 4611 on the move soon.

    Last night they were testing the new Siemens SC-44 Charger engine #4611 in the Amtrak yard at Holgate Street in Seattle, WA and taking it to the Coach Y for clearance testing. It will be going to Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR over the next couple of days so be on the look out for it. This is...
  6. BNSFEng

    First SP&S engine

    This was taken along the waterfront of Seattle in Spring 1973. There was two geeps towing this dead SP&S C636 engine and train to Stacy yard. I had never seen an SP&S engine ever before and luckily I had my camera with color slide film. I had just got my drivers license a few days before at 16...
  7. BNSFEng

    Burlington to Anacortes access /Mount Vernon, WA Siding Improvement Work

    Here are some shots from my trip to Mount Vernon and Burlington, WA on Saturday March 7th. I know some work had gone on up there but I had not been to the area for over a year. 1. Here is a Loaded Oil train headed to Fildago on the Anacortes Branch. This is at West Stackpole Rd. which will...
  8. BNSFEng

    BNSF Renumbering some Dash 9's?

    Last week, I saw a typically painted unit in the Santa Fe style warbonnet with the small BNSF and the number on the cab was 933 in white paint! Just discovered they did paint it in white while laid up Good Order (LUGO). Never mind. They are not renumbering the engines... My bad.
  9. BNSFEng

    Trip on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad July 2013

    As part of a cruise to Alaska, my wife and I bought a tour on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad up to Fraser BC. I'm putting this all on the Western US forum even though part was in Canada. 1. This is our train which was only going to Faser, BC, 27.7 miles away. Another train left earlier and...
  10. BNSFEng

    Heading to Missoula for FOBNR convention June 18th

    I'm heading east to Montana for the FOBNR convention. I haven't finalized my route yet. Just wondering who else is hitting the road and which way they are going. I'm thinking of hitting the Hi Line to Shelby, go up to Sweet Grass (since I've been by there so many times and haven't gone up to the...
  11. BNSFEng

    First Sounder to run on Lakewood Extention for testing today 7/23/12.

    The first Sounder test train on the Lakewood, WA extention is expected to run today, 7/23/12, after 0700 and make runs until 1900. They plan to continue testing and qualification runs until Friday between Freight House Station and Lakewood checking trackside signal operations and road crossing...
  12. BNSFEng

    Derailment near Essex, MT

    This was on the news. I saw a wreck train leave for Whitefish from Tacoma yesterday. It had two Dash 9s, three flats of track panels, one flat of lights, two flats of heavy equipment, a box car and a caboose...




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