the plan is as i have herd is BNSF brings a coal train to auburn then exchange the power for the CN units and it goes north the on its return empty to Auburn the swap it done to BNSF power and goes south empty which mean that some more jobs will be put on at Auburn a yardmaster, switchcrew, more carmen,hostlers and locomotive services(for the CN locomotives)
How many of these BNSF-Prince Rupert coal trains will there be, and for how long? Anybody know how many trains per day, week, month?
The normal routing for these trains is through Sweet Grass, MT (BNSF-CP-CN); there is some maintenance that needs to be done on the Sweet Grass Sub first. The memo I read said that they would be running up here for the next month or so. I'm not sure how many trains a week but the line up is showing one for late Saturday night and one on Sunday morning.
That was the original plan until the CP told the BNSF that they could only handle ONE train per WEEK. Now, they will be going through New West and CN.
One train per week! That sounds like CP didn't want to deal with these trains for some reason. I wonder what the real story was.
Does anyone know what the logic is changing the locomotives to CN in Auburn? It seems like it would be more efficient to do the change in Thornton yard as opposed to bringing CN units all the way down to Auburn.
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