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"New" BNSF GP60 168 showed up yesterday as local power in Bend, OR, on the Oregon Trunk Sub. It is ex-HLCX 7700, received it's red paint while on lease to the Vermont Railway, and was originally purchased by the Texas-Mexican Railway. Sister BNSF 169 (still in T-M green) was wrecked...
In the yard at Interbay Wa. sit two GP 60 Bs. Rumor is that they are going to marshal all 23 unit to Interbay then down to Portland for scrap the other side of the rumor is they will put cabs on some units.???? I also put in the Trackmobile
Cotton Belt 9664 roars up the 3% grade near Cupertino, California with the Southern Pacific "Permanente Local" in September of 1995. Lest I forgot that my shadow was beneath the train! Also from my first roll of B&W ever.
Former Santa Fe GP60 is leading an autorack train south on the Seattle Subdivision from "D" St. crossing.. Now, "D" St. has been converted from a crossing to an overpass.. Interesting to have a standard cab and wide cab GP60 as sole power..
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