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Date: 11/10/12 20:30
For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move.
Author: DonWinslow

Yo, Santa Fe fans, ya wont see this very often, Taken today at Newberry Springs, just east of Barstow. This is the power move as noted in the post below. Enjoy.

Don Winslow
Glendora, CA
http://www.donwinslow.net/Railroads



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/12 20:31 by DonWinslow.




Date: 11/10/12 20:36
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: MojaveBill

Goodness!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 11/10/12 21:20
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: miralomarail

I bet LTE get's these



Date: 11/10/12 21:40
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: PHall

miralomarail Wrote:
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> I bet LTE get's these

See http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read?1,2915253



Date: 11/10/12 21:42
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: MrMRL

And for the number crunchers out there, here are the units involved...

Train: D-BARCSX1-09M (Lite Units Move from Barstow, CA to CSX RR @ Chicago, IL)

BNSF 4311
BNSF 7794

LTEX 2414
LTEX 2561
LTEX 2516
LTEX 2443
LTEX 2441
LTEX 2409
LTEX 2466
LTEX 2574
LTEX 2430
LTEX 2573
LTEX 2558
LTEX 2545
LTEX 2530
LTEX 2578
LTEX 2563
LTEX 2580
LTEX 2519
LTEX 2446
LTEX 2535
LTEX 2465
LTEX 2470
LTEX 2442
BNSF 4328
BNSF 7325


Mr. MRL



Date: 11/10/12 22:08
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: Electromotive

Total estimated tractive force? And/or horsepower?



Date: 11/10/12 22:12
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: MrMRL

Electromotive Wrote:
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> Total estimated tractive force? And/or
> horsepower?


Easy, the GPs are dead in consist...

112 total axles, 17,600 HP (from the 4 GEs), 3097 tons (from the GPs).

Mr. MRL



Date: 11/10/12 22:34
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: bnsf7512

Would this take the transcon all the way to Chicago and could u give a location for weres it's at.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/10/12 22:39
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: msdgbar

Are these units going to be scrapped?If so that would be a bummer.I really liked those GP30s.



Date: 11/10/12 22:43
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: MrMRL

bnsf7512 Wrote:
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> Would this take the transcon all the way to
> Chicago and could u give a location for weres it's
> at.
>
> Posted from iPhone


Would imagine Transcon the whole way to Chicago. Train's location at 23:41 MST was Cherokee, AZ [MP 473.7] (between Kingman & Flagstaff, AZ) on BNSF's Seligman Sub.

Mr. MRL



Date: 11/10/12 22:51
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: qnyla

All of these units are showing to be set out at Galesburg, so maybe a trip to Relco in Albia, IA is in their future?



Date: 11/10/12 23:11
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: ts1457

Running all those dead units with DPU? Interesting!

My understanding that that many dead units hauled conventionally with headend power would be difficult to handle.



Date: 11/10/12 23:18
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: MrMRL

ts1457 Wrote:
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> Running all those dead units with DPU?
> Interesting!
>
> My understanding that that many dead units hauled
> conventionally with headend power would be
> difficult to handle.


Why? They're essentially just a bunch of 125 ton box cars. Just trainline them, and run it like a freight train.

Mr. MRL



Date: 11/11/12 02:43
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: zchcsse

qnyla Wrote:
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> All of these units are showing to be set out at
> Galesburg, so maybe a trip to Relco in Albia, IA
> is in their future?


It's quite possible that CSX won't take a train like this, so the units will be 'set-out' in Galesburg and then trickle over to CSX over a number of manifest trains running between Galesburg and CSX.

Tom

EDIT: GREAT PHOTO!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/12 02:44 by zchcsse.



Date: 11/11/12 13:17
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: MarcelineSub

Awesome photo!!

Looks like I'll be camped out trackside tomorrow!!



Date: 11/11/12 14:04
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: Evan_Werkema

zchcsse Wrote:

> It's quite possible that CSX won't take a train
> like this, so the units will be 'set-out' in
> Galesburg and then trickle over to CSX over a
> number of manifest trains running between
> Galesburg and CSX.

CSX did handle nine of them in one train last year:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2556896



Date: 11/12/12 03:15
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: atsf643

A great picture, but a sad picture, too...

J├╝rgen Dietrichkeit
Weilheim,



Date: 11/12/12 09:35
Re: For the Santa Fe fans, here is the light power move
Author: AMTRUK

Here they were in 2010 in Barstow.

Luke




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