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RogerThornhill
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« Reply #40 on: Nov 18th, 2007, 10:35am »
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on Jun 16th, 2004, 10:36pm, Silent_X_Boxb wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does anyone know why BNSF has been running engines at the front and back end of trains heading west from downtown MPLS?  It looks like a helper, but I didn't think there were many mountains in the western suburbs.   Just curious.

 
Train length is the reason.  One method BNSF is using to up productivity and address the shortages of train crews is to run longer trains, we are routinely seeing 8000-9000 ft. here, all have DP (distributed power).


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« Reply #41 on: Nov 19th, 2007, 8:25am »
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You will also see DP in the Minneapolis area on really heavy trains, as well.  The U KEEMAD and H GFDBRC often have DP.  Believe it or not, there is also mountain grade territory in the Twin Cities.  The two intermediate signals at MP 3.6 and MP 4.8 west of Mississippi Street on the BNSF St. Paul sub. have grade markers on them.   When heading east on the St. Paul sub., all of the intermediate signals between Newport and St. Croix have grade markers.  The Midway sub is pretty steep in some parts as well.  

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WA._BNSF_fan
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« Reply #42 on: Aug 31st, 2008, 12:00pm »
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as a newb bnsf rail fan i have come to despise 2 things...
 
#1 the fact that i see freight moving....at 3 in the a.m.
 while on my way to work (makes for bad pics)
 
#2 waiting for the freight and the cascade passanger
 train blows by me at 70+ with all 5 cars in under
 .003 seconds.
 
i commute from longview to vancouver and try to get some  
pics in on the way home. ill resize some here soon and put them up.


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« Reply #43 on: Aug 19th, 2009, 1:14pm »
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I traveled to Portland to see the 4449 leave town on the 3rd of July.  While waiting for the 4449 in Camas, this BNSF 2083 local came along and I noticed the writting on the long hood.  
 
Does anyone in the Portland area know if this is the Engineer's name?
 
Albert Xpress
 
 


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Espee9180
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« Reply #44 on: Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:45am »
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This seems like the best place to field this question...
 
Was browsing the new images on railpictures.net and came across BNSF #9600 all shrink wrapped. So my question is this:
 
Does anyone have a clue as to why it was shrink wrapped or is there a paint scheme under the plastic?
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=336503&nseq=12
 
Looking back at older images it was/is in the BN Executive Scheme.


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rodneymcg
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« Reply #45 on: Jul 2nd, 2011, 9:54pm »
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G'day,  I've just discovered this incredible network. I'm in Australia. I'm a rail modeller and choosing to model 1960's to now North American freight and a little AMTRAK as well .  I love watching videos on  Cajon Pass including Sullivans Curve and Summit of course.  Notice the great BNSF feature a lot on this famous route.  I run GP 38 , SD 40-2 , and Dash 9 locomotives .  Can't afford (yet) the amazing SD-70 series locos .. Very expensive here at present.  The SD-40-2 s and GP s are straight out Santa Fe both Yellow/blue  and Red/ silver but the Dash 9s are BNSF marked. Can someone tell me when did the Santa Fe only locos disappear from service on the main lines ? Do the older ones still operate as switchers. ? Any info on Cajon Pass would be greatly appreciated from 20,000 kilometres away.  
  Thanks so much from new member....


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« Reply #46 on: Jul 3rd, 2011, 4:42pm »
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Hi, Rodney,  
 
Just yesterday I saw your post and for the sake of not committing too much verbiage on this board, I pvt-mailed you what I (hopefully) think is an informative, if limited reply, even it is is (unfortunately) digressive.  
 
This is 3 July, probably 4 July in Tasmania (Happy Fourth!!).  If you haven't gotten my pm I probably did something wrong, but as I haven't used these functions in a couple of years that is something not to be ruled out.  
 
So if you DON'T receive a more explicit answer from me, please indicate here on the forum and we'll find a way to get in touch.  
 
Hope I can be of some service.  
 
Al Smalling ("al-in-chgo"), Chicago, Illinois USA
 


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« Reply #47 on: Aug 24th, 2013, 6:08pm »
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Has anyone read this new train novel aboard the Santa Fe Super Chief that was just reviewed in the latest edition of Passenger Train Journal?
 
 



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« Reply #48 on: Aug 24th, 2013, 11:05pm »
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Hi,  
 
The book THE RETURN OF THE SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF by Douglas Folsom has been reviewed by a dozen volunteer reviewers at Amazon.  The book has generated a very positive response, but most of the reviewers have very limited experience reviewing for Amazon so you might want to keep that in mind.  
 
I urge you to go to amazon.com, look up the book by author and title, and read the reviews.  If you are so moved you can also order the book thru Amazon.  
 
I have not read it myself, but am a little surprised it was not offered to me as a download or in paperback when still new.  
 
Allen Smalling, Top 200 Amazon Reviewer.


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