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« on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:12am »
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The March 2009 issue of Trains Magazine stated that the BNSF is phasing out their fleet of SD40s.  Here is a group of pictures I took of locomotives in long-term storage at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.  The first photo is BNSF 6756.

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:15am »
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BNSF 8018 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:22am »
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BNSF 7951 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:24am »
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BNSF 6727 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:26am »
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BNSF 6376 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:28am »
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BNSF 6877 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #6 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:31am »
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BNSF 7185 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:33am »
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BNSF 6885 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:49am »
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BNSF 8017, BNSF 7048 on the East end of a long term diesel storage track at the BNSF Northtown Yard in Minneapolis on March 4, 2009.  As you can see, there were a lot of engines I was not able to photograph. Hopefully, I can get back to Minneapolis soon.

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 11:56am »
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There are also a lot of old EMD MACs in long term storage at Northtown.  Here is BNSF 8169 at the BNSF Northtown facility in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 2009.

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 26th, 2009, 10:15am »
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When you say MACs are you talking MACs or SD60Ms. The unit in your pic 8169 is a SD60M. I havent seen any SD70MACs in storage yet but with over 1000 produced and things as slow as they are..... Dosent mean they arent...

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on Jun 26th, 2009, 10:15am, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
When you say MACs are you talking MACs or SD60Ms. The unit in your pic 8169 is a SD60M. I havent seen any SD70MACs in storage yet but with over 1000 produced and things as slow as they are..... Dosent mean they arent...
 
 
I'm sorry.  My fault.  I have been erroneously lumping SD60Ms and SD70MACs together in the same category and calling them both MACs.  The EMD units with North American cabs that are on the long term diesel storage tracks up at Northtown appear to be all SD60Ms.    


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« Reply #12 on: Jul 14th, 2009, 7:52pm »
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Hawko, I hear you on that... EVOs AC4400s look alot alike to me. SD60Is and SD60Ms look too much alike as well. The main reason I asked was like stated before I havent caught and SD70s in storage yet, but with rail service this slow I would be shocked.  
 
Side note, while talking with people at GE BNSF orders are slower but steady... Look for many SD40's SD50's early SD60s to not come back after the slow down..... Looks like several Class 1s are going to keep building the "modern fleet" while more and more older power goes to the storage line.........


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« Reply #13 on: Jul 29th, 2009, 8:38am »
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I have noticed that the BNSF has also placed some newer GE power in long term storage at Northtown.  These engines seem to be Dash Nines.

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 3rd, 2009, 11:16pm »
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Is this a repair location as well? I know GEs have had some major turbo issues and many have been red tagged till the parts could be replaced. If traffic levels are down they could demand all repairs are made with zero hours of OT, so the units may sit around longer then normal....

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« Reply #15 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 10:23am »
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Northtown is a repair facility, but Galesburg is repairing the -9s with turbo issues.

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« Reply #16 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 10:27am »
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BNSF 1850 at the diesel pit at the BNSF Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN on September 1, 2009.

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BNSF 1917 working the hump at the BNSF Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN on September 1, 2009.

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BNSF 7879 working the hump at the BNSF Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN on September 1, 2009.

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BNSF 6805 shoving a train at the BNSF Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN on September 1, 2009.

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