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I would highly suggest talking to a representative of the railroad's mechanical department first. The final decision will be the railroad's, if you know what they expect you can get it right the first time without spending more money than necessary.


A.K.A Kaivo
As Aaron said, check with the hauling railroad. They might be willing to work with your museum. What would be the possibility of transporting by flactcar?

Con 23

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BNSF likely has marshalling instructions that allow for a locomotive without alignment control couplers to be hauled in the train consist, or even in the head end locomotive consist. As was said before, talk with a representative from the railroad and they can tell you what is required.


It would be stupidly expensive to load it on a flat car for a 40 mile trip. If it has to be trucked from San Diego to Campo, why not truck it the whole way from Oceanside? Or instead of BNSF taking it to Downtown San Diego, have Pacific Sun take it to Mirmar and truck it from there. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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