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Austin and I shot almost the same photos all weekend, and most of his shots turned out better than mine. He also posted his photos before I got home... But he didn't post a photo of this train, so here it is.
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...
BNSF7305 was on the point of a 4800Ton Northbound Ballast train that rear ended a parked stack train in Vader WA at 43mph on 09/15/02. No serious injuries. Containers were empty. Photographed 15 days following the incident on a siding 2 miles north of the scene.
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