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BNSF 4327 North came through Bend with the Pacific Harbor Line 66 as the last locomotive of the head end consist. While this may look like an SD40-2, it is actually an MP20C-3, built from an ex SP SD40.
The SP 144 is the third unit of five on this Northbound (first two were boring H2 BNSF C44-9W's). SP 144 has survived 14 years without an ugly UP patch, and behind SP 144, BNSF 755 and BNSF 758 still wear the red and silver Warbonnet scheme of the Santa Fe.
I was reading the "other" forums this morning and saw a heads up about this AC4400 heading North on the BNSF Gateway Sub. in Northern California. I heard the lead unit (BNSF 5450) get a warrant from 11Z to North Siding Switch Cascan, and the hunt was on! The BNSF 1000 also came...
After calling Rob (robjacox) about the BNSF SD70ACe coming into town, I headed down to Cascan myself to try and get a photo of it with my new camera. If you saw Rob's photo of the SD70ACe, you'll know what happened to me when they set out the cars. This car a only a test shot to dial in the...
This ES44DC was leading the Northbound that the 1050 was in. Even though the headlights are on, the train is tied down and I didn't see anyone in the cab. Interesting to see that the 7600's are already fading....
I was driving past Cascan today, and saw this unit sitting on a Northbound that was tied down on the main. The 1050 was delivered with a standard H1 paint job, but somewhere along its life has picked up the H2 lettering on the side of the hood. As far as I know, this is the only C44-9W that...
It is getting more and more difficult to find an H1 C44-9W on the point of a train these days. With BNSF repainting sister unit 981 into the H3 paint, a locomotive I have seen twice in H3, I can take a guess that BNSF is slowly repainting thier H1 fleet. However, BNSF 1000 also came through...
BNSF C44-9W 690 is still wearing the red and silver warbonnet colors of the Santa Fe, including the origanial Santa Fe lettering. However, it looks like this unit is a good canadate for a new H3 swoosh paint job now.
This Soo Line SD60 was the second unit back on a Southbound BNSF manifest though Bend today. I didn't get a full consist shot, but I wish I had. Consist was BNSF C44-9W 4008, Soo SD60 6021, BNSF C44-9W 4009. Photo was taken near the North siding switch at Cascan in Bend.
UP 8595 leads its Northbound Z train past the DPU of a stopped Southbound manifest. At this time that day, it was raining. However, later that day the rain turned to snow, and by the next morning there was about 10 inches of the white stuff on the ground making access to Cascan impassiable.
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