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BNSFrailfan.

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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #20 on: Nov 9th, 2004, 10:16pm »
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I wish that I was living right next to the BNSF Railroad.
I live right by the Union Pacific.............BORING!


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Allan Love Jr
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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #21 on: Nov 16th, 2004, 9:43pm »
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Saw an old ATSF GP7 with a BN GP38-2 on a Local today.  That's was a cool catch.
 
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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #22 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 4:52am »
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on Mar 27th, 2004, 4:29pm, Coffee wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I enjoy the insiders perspective on the doings of BNSF, from running the train to working a switch. Good reading.

 
Ask away.. i was amazed to see a forum on railroading with non rails the main participant... if u guys only knew (well at least on our subdivision) what goes on railroading might take on a new light for ya! ask any questions though and ill give u a non rail fan bnsf conductors perspective


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zwsplac
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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #23 on: Mar 27th, 2005, 9:47pm »
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Every once in a while, when railfanning along BNSF's KC-LA main line, I will see an interesting train. It looks like a regular coal train, only every car on the train is tarped on top, so no water can get in. What does this train haul? The only thing I can think of is that it might be one of the trains that hauls copper out of New Mexico.

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IGoDwnTwn
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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #24 on: Apr 21st, 2005, 7:19pm »
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PASSED THE GCOR!!!...I'm a full fledged BNSF employee!!!
 
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IGoDwnTwn
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 22nd, 2005, 3:05am »
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First see if BN is having a job fair in your area...then apply. Taking the Kansas City classes only gets you an interview with a railroad...BN gets first choice over graduating canidates. How I know? I just passed the GCOR test. There were two other guys in my class that paid 9k in Kansas only to have to do the same thing over again in my class that BN paid ME to attend. Bad part about it was that the guys could not get their 9k back .
 
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BNSFrailfan.

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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #26 on: Jun 5th, 2005, 6:11pm »
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This is a Question for BNSF Railroaders.
On your EMD SD70MAC's. How many SD70MAC's have the Head light on the Cab? And how many are there on the Nose? Are there any SD70MAC that where damaged in any wrecks yet?  
Thanks,BNSFrailfan.


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« Reply #27 on: Oct 14th, 2005, 8:13am »
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Yestuerday,I saw the future.I saw 2 BNSF GP30-2's,BN GP30,and a SF dash-8 Bluebonet!The future!

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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #28 on: Jan 19th, 2006, 8:40pm »
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 do you know if bnsf has anything to pnr in texas

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csx7006
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 16th, 2006, 4:36pm »
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test pic

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Railroads: Destroying and delaying your freight by poor management decisions!! But we blame the employees anyway.


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Never join a union that says you make too much money.

Railroads: Destroying and delaying your freight by poor management decisions!! But we blame the employees anyway.


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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #31 on: Feb 16th, 2006, 5:44pm »
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Allan.


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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #32 on: Aug 20th, 2006, 9:24pm »
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ok I hope this is ok for this message.
 
I am looking for a place where my father use to take me as
a child.  The info I remember is as follows.
 
I was in HAINSPORT ( n.j )
  it was off a 2 lane raod at the time ( time being the 60's )
 
It was off the road onto a long dirt path, at the end of the
pathe was a large opening.  
 
there at the opening was a large house..ok
looking at the house you would see a RAIL ROAD at the
houses roof line........ok
 
Just passed the house to the left was a train-tressel....
inder that was a creek that ran under the tracks and along the house.
 
I was told that the train tracks and the house where for the  "RAILROAD WATCHMEN "  to come and rest.
 
I was told that the train would stop at the house, it would then let some "watchmen" off and others would get on.
 
I do remember going to an ICE HOUSE,
  there I remember going into a large building and it had
ice all over the place.   I remember it was cold to just stand there.  BUT you could buy ice there in sections.
 
Like a 1/2 block or say whole block etc......
 
If anybody has ever heard of such a place please let me know.
 
Like I said it was the 60's   I was borrn in 59....
 
Thanks for the ear..........


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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #33 on: Nov 10th, 2006, 1:28am »
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Hey CSX 7006, where did you get that pic, I know that engineer!!??!!??

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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #34 on: Dec 8th, 2006, 12:15am »
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Spending the night out west. Long way from Pittsburgh.....Im held up in CastleRock Col.... and man o man the super trains keep coming. How long are these things? And where did they get soo many porters?  A eastern railfan like me never gets to see trains this long which makes me ask these things are slow with 2 units on lead and 2 at the rear. Out east on the hills we have 4 on front and 2 in back. Please let me know what the motive power story is here.....

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benny
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« Reply #35 on: Jan 30th, 2007, 5:12pm »
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when will the furlough be over.

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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #36 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 7:47pm »
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on Nov 5th, 2004, 12:43am, M19AA wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I think there are many classes to take and I believe you are required to take a test after each one. If Im not mistaken, they span a few years also.
I am sure someone will correct me if I am way off base.
The classes are in Kansas City, Overland Park . Its some sort of college. Ive been there for advanced training, but don't remember the name of the place. Real nice facility.
Bill

 
The "name of the place" is the National Academy of Railroad Sciences (I'm a graduate of the conductor training program there myself)


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es44ac
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« Reply #37 on: Aug 25th, 2007, 9:25pm »
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Here's the truck that I drive, I usually don't haul people from the job site, but since the parking lot was a 1/4 mile away I was glad to give them a ride, imagine if I could apply a fee for the ride,5$ for section men, and 10$ for supervisors, and foreman

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« Reply #38 on: Aug 25th, 2007, 9:32pm »
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This is what I would normally haul sometimes, most times it's 8'6"-10' ties,
and 25' to 40' rails from insulated joints,transitions, to step rails, and other stuff like switch stands, switch points, frogs, and other stuff.


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Re: Talk about anything to do with BNSF
 
« Reply #39 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 10:44pm »
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HI, I am new to the site but I luv BNSF.  
 
I have several questions I'd like to place here, if that's OK (BTW nothing about the name or the swoosh!):
 
1) Do you think Warren Buffet has, on the whole, been good or bad for BNSF?
 
2) July 2006 we spent some time in and around Fort Madison, IA (world's only for-pay suspension bridge with RR tracks underneath cars and trucks).  We saw an early p.m. hotshot getting ready to go to Corwith Yard in Chicago.  Corwith is small but most likely the closest to downtown Chicago by far.  Train was hauling nothing but TOFC's.
2a) In your experience over the past 1- 2 years, has the traffic in TOFC's (as opposed to cubes) slowed down significantly?  
2b) We enjoyed fanning in and around the yards but were probably technically illegal, at least for a bit.  Any advice on how to work the Fort Madison, IA safely and smoothly?  
 
3a) In your own opinion, has the BNSF's executive decision a little over a year ago to shift the central Illinois' "Northern Transcom" from the ex-Santa Fe (eastbound Galesburg - Chillicothe - Streator - Aurora), to the exx-CB&Q main line (Galesburg Princeton Mendota Plano) been a good one?
3b) Pursuant to that, if you're an ATSF fan -- and I'm guessing there are some here -- if you've observed the new Northern Transcon and the old Santa Fe main, has the former indeed picked up traffic to the detriment of the latter?  Last time I looked BNSF was still taking excellent care of the old Santa Fe main; they aren't letting it go to seed.  
 
I have a lot of bothersome questions but don't want to get too way-out or esoteric if I can avoid it.  I luv BNSF, but my prime exposure to their traffic is the relatively minor line line that crosses the UP (ex-CNW) main at Rochelle, Ill., where there are probably three to four times as much UP traffic as BNSF.  So I don't know how representative what I'm seeing of BNSF (intermodal almost exclusively) is representative of the whole.
 
Comments, answers, guesses all welcome.  
Yr friend,
al-in-chgo  


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