BNSF Jordan Spreaders

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Tuscor

Don't be Ignorant
Yesterday on a day trip to Skykomish, WA I photographed orange and black 972514 which was built in 1966 as Great Northern X7305. I have to say it was quite colorful! I also have photos of two other spreaders I have very little information on.

1-2) BN 972514 rests at Skykomish 1-8-11 shortly after a snow squall passed through.

3) I photographed BN 972651 at Auburn, WA on 11-10-10 in company of two other spreaders. Info I have on it was built for the BN with this number. Anyone know the date it was built?

4) I also recently scanned this Jordan Spreader leaving Auburn, WA on train #600 way back on 3-2-96. Info on the BN 972665 was hard to find but I think I traced it down to being former Northern Pacific 656. Can anyone verify if this is its true heritage? And is the 972665 still active on the BNSF and if so where it is based? I would not mind getting a better photo if it is still around.

Brian Ambrose
Renton, WA
 

ES44AC

What is your malfunction?
One of the Jordans got painted orange as well and it is in Spokane, I don't remember what the number is.
Another thing to add is the work train that is working with us at Stanwood had a Jordan.
 

GE Power

New Member
At least one is working Stampede, usually kept at Easton, or maybe Cle Elum.
The 972651 left Auburn heading east up the Stampede Sub on 12/28/10 after sitting with two dozers in Auburn Yard for months. Haven't seen it since.

I think I heard the two GPs return the next day, but I wouldn't swear to it now.

 

markgillings

BNSF Gandy
I photographed BN 972651 at Auburn, WA on 11-10-10 in company of two other spreaders. Info I have on it was built for the BN with this number. Anyone know the date it was built?
The UMLER entry for it shows ex-BN 972601, built 9/70. I have not looked into it any further than that.

Info on the BN 972665 was hard to find but I think I traced it down to being former Northern Pacific 656. Can anyone verify if this is its true heritage? And is the 972665 still active on the BNSF and if so where it is based?
I don't have a heritage on this one, but it is now BNSF 972665 and was built 11/67. It should be hanging around Spokane.
 

markgillings

BNSF Gandy
The 972651 left Auburn heading east up the Stampede Sub on 12/28/10 after sitting with two dozers in Auburn Yard for months. Haven't seen it since.
It came back to Auburn for repairs to a broken wing and left January 2. It is now in Stanley, ND.
 

GE Power

New Member
It came back to Auburn for repairs to a broken wing and left January 2. It is now in Stanley, ND.
That's right, I forgot. Someone had some pictures of it with a wing chained up.

Are they using anything other than the ballast regulators on Stampede now? Are the two dozers in Auburn yard useable?
 

Tuscor

Don't be Ignorant
Thanks for the info Mark. And the dates they were built does help a lot.

Brian Ambrose


The UMLER entry for it shows ex-BN 972601, built 9/70. I have not looked into it any further than that.



I don't have a heritage on this one, but it is now BNSF 972665 and was built 11/67. It should be hanging around Spokane.
 

Cliffs

Fallbridge Sub MP 118.6
Here are a couple of frames of the 972651 rolling through the Gorge westbound last July 3rd.
 

markgillings

BNSF Gandy
Here are a couple of frames of the 972651 rolling through the Gorge westbound last July 3rd.
Was that on the end of a unit coal train? I think the plows have a 35 MPH restriction. I guess they thought that traveling on a coal train would the least impactful.
 

Cliffs

Fallbridge Sub MP 118.6
There were about a half a dozen coal hoppers in front of the spreader.

The rest of the train was mixed freight, with a couple of CSX units in the power. It made for a colorful lash-up.
 

otlocal

New Member
Interesting picture Mr.Cliffs,luv the power on this guy...also there is one those Jordan gizzmo's in Bend ,but it's painted blue.
 

mmciau

New Member
There were about a half a dozen coal hoppers in front of the spreader.

The rest of the train was mixed freight, with a couple of CSX units in the power. It made for a colorful lash-up.
What is the water holding facility in the background of Image 1 please?


Mike
 

Rader Sidetrack

New Member
What is the water holding facility in the background of Image 1 please?

Mike
It appears to be John Day Dam, one of a series of dams on the Columbia River. The lower ones both serve as power generation facilities and enable navigation of large barge & tug movements (in competion wit the railroads). The dams upstream of the Pasco, Washington area do not permit passage of vessels.



Note BNSF on the left (north) and UP on the right (south). A major east-west interstate freeway, I-84, is also on the south bank.
 




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