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Accelerating after a crew change
25-SEP-2003 Dave Beedon

Accelerating after a crew change

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This BNSF train is leaving Wenatchee, Washington following the first of several crew changes on its way eastward. Its load of containers and highway trailers is propelled by four locomotives (count the low-slung gas tanks) producing at least 12,000 horsepower.


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Paul Cinder 12-Mar-2009 20:05
I used to jigg on the track while waiting for a smoker.
Greg Little13-Feb-2008 21:28
I can't help but hear Johnny Cash in my mind. "....I hear that train a com'n, rolling 'round the bend..."
horsegoggles04-Mar-2007 00:18
Nice shot
Monte Dodge24-Jan-2007 16:27
Head unit is 4,4400 hp. Hey this place looks familar?? These units take for ever to load up. I would rather have an SD -40 anyday!!!
Dave Beedon31-Dec-2006 20:00
You got me with that one, Ian!
Ian Dalgliesh31-Dec-2006 19:49
Ok,I get it,inside those giant size boxes are 12,000 horses being delivered.Fine,so what's the power output of all those train engines stuck together?
Bill Scherer03-Dec-2006 03:31
Great perspective. You are lucky to have freight. I've only got passenger trains near me, and the beautiful FL-9's have all been retired.
Monte Dodge22-Nov-2006 18:01
Heading East!! Great shot Dave.. The run to Hauser is very scene in it's own way and this crew is lucky to have a " Daylight" run which is raely the case!! Vote
Dave Beedon04-Jul-2006 20:31
Gary, hop aboard the PBase train and express your love of same in a photo gallery. I think I read somewhere that there is railroad activity in San Diego.
Gary Winters04-Jul-2006 17:12
I think I saw Larry trying to hop this train. It's a great image! That horsepower is hard to imagine.

You know, i lived in the wrong era. I shudda wudda been a conductor. I had a great uncle who was, back in the fifties, and I have a tiny memory of a time when he let me "drive" the train (all of five feet of so). I LOVE trains!!!
Dave Beedon26-Jun-2006 02:01
Larry, it's going almost certainly to Chicago; possibly New York. If you can warp space and time (it left in 2003) you might catch it in northern Indiana.
1moremile26-Jun-2006 01:50
How far east is it going? Do I have time to pack?
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