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Date: 11/12/12 15:43
Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: Milw_E70

As noted in earlier threads, BNSF recently sold off a bunch of former Santa Fe GP30s and GP35s to Larry's Truck and Electric and are moving them east in a large light power move, as the D BARCSX1 09M. Luckily I was around this afternoon when they passed through east central Kansas on their way east. Not the best sun for an eastbound but a special move like this makes the rules go right out the window.

1. The train crossing over from Main 2 to Main 1 at Merrick, just west of Emporia, KS.
2. A pair of 35s and a 30.
3. More of them...








Date: 11/12/12 15:44
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: Milw_E70

4. And even more...
5. And yet more...
6. Finally a shot of the entire train heading east into Emporia.

Thanks for looking!








Date: 11/12/12 15:52
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: alco636

Great photos, thanks for sharing!

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN



Date: 11/12/12 16:00
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: UPTRAIN

Amazing how good most of them still look. Kind of pains you to think of how they could still be found on STACK TRAINS 6 or 7 years ago.

Pump



Date: 11/12/12 16:27
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: doge_of_pocopson

Here's to hoping they continue to soldier on as locomotives and not recycled metal...B



Date: 11/12/12 16:28
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: sp8192

Any idea when they will leave KC tonight?



Date: 11/12/12 16:44
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: miralomarail

Like Loosing Friends I have known for a long time



Date: 11/12/12 16:51
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: LandN1971

Were these units rebuilt ?????


JLSeale



Date: 11/12/12 16:54
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: tomstp

Hard to count but, I think it is 22 units. Adn it takes 4 units to pull that?? Maybe its the need of dynamic braking.



Date: 11/12/12 17:28
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: santafe199

I wonder how many of those I sat in over my 9 Santa Fe years.
Funeral For a Friend* (lots of 'em)

Nice job chronicling this move, pal!

Lance
(*Elton John from: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)



Date: 11/12/12 17:50
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: Evan_Werkema

LandN1971 Wrote:

> Were these units rebuilt ?????

Yes, in the early 80's. Still turbocharged, 2500hp.



Date: 11/12/12 17:56
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: Narniaman

Anybody know how long they have been sitting in Barstow?

It must have been at least two years, from a photo on the other discussion thread.



Date: 11/12/12 18:04
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: Evan_Werkema

Narniaman Wrote:

> Anybody know how long they have been sitting in
> Barstow?

The ex-ATSF GP30's and GP35's all went into storage in early 2009 as the recession began to take its toll. A few GP35's were sprung from storage and rebuilt into 2650-class "GP39-3's," gaining microprocessors and AR10 alternators and losing their 36" fans. From the looks of it, BNSF isn't planning to convert the whole 100+ unit fleet. As for the GP30's, reportedly the carbody wouldn't accomodate the new GP39-3 electrical cabinet, so they were all surplus.



Date: 11/12/12 18:58
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: 3rdswitch

A sad procession. Here are at least three on that train that I have run.
top: I stopped the 2414 for a reflection shot on the Harbor Sub near MP 14 at the intersection of Aviation Blvd and El Segundo Ave in '02.
middle: a parked the 2558 and train on the over pass of Artesia Blvd the straddling the cities of Redondo Beach and Lawndale on the Harbor Sub in '02.
bottom: a portrait in the yard in El Segundo, CA also on BNSF Harbor Sub (recetly posted) in '04.
all taken on the BNSF LA to Wilmington, CA Harbor Sub while working yard job 711.
JB








Date: 11/12/12 19:05
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: erie833

Wow, what a catch. Many of the former ATSF 30's are already at LTEX, and a couple have actually made it back out to work on other lines. Case in point, the 2436 on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic in Akron, Ohio this past Saturday....with a very bad paint out job. We'll have to be on the lookout for this batch over here in NEO.

RAD




Date: 11/12/12 19:11
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: MILW16

Evan_Werkema Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Narniaman Wrote:
>
> The ex-ATSF GP30's and GP35's all went into
> storage in early 2009 as the recession began to
> take its toll. A few GP35's were sprung from
> storage and rebuilt into 2650-class "GP39-3's,"
> gaining microprocessors and AR10 alternators and
> losing their 36" fans. From the looks of it, BNSF
> isn't planning to convert the whole 100+ unit
> fleet. As for the GP30's, reportedly the carbody
> wouldn't accomodate the new GP39-3 electrical
> cabinet, so they were all surplus.

I caught GP39-2 rebuilds 2805 and 2830 at Kansas City on October 20 and 2820 at Albuquerque on October 24. Are these rebuilt from ex-ATSF GP30s or from the old BN rebuild program?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/12 19:14 by MILW16.






Date: 11/12/12 19:13
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: SCKP187

Really nice to see all that power in one cut---sad to know the details---wish they could have been used for local's power and perhaps they will in the form of short lines. Nice photos Austin.
Brian Stevens

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Date: 11/12/12 19:29
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: SCL1517

Hello, CSX? You know those GP40-2's you have that don't have slugs yet? Here's a deal for you.



Date: 11/12/12 19:33
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: Milw_E70

Thanks for the comments everyone and thanks JB for those "in action " pics from a few years ago. I know I've spent my fair share of time on some of these units but nowhere near as much as you, Lance, or any of the other SF/BNSF rails on here.

Those GP39Ms in new BNSF paint are BN rebuilds.



Date: 11/12/12 19:34
Re: Larry's newest Locomotives
Author: ATSF2921

MILW16 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Evan_Werkema Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Narniaman Wrote:
> >
> > The ex-ATSF GP30's and GP35's all went into
> > storage in early 2009 as the recession began to
> > take its toll. A few GP35's were sprung from
> > storage and rebuilt into 2650-class "GP39-3's,"
> > gaining microprocessors and AR10 alternators
> and
> > losing their 36" fans. From the looks of it,
> BNSF
> > isn't planning to convert the whole 100+ unit
> > fleet. As for the GP30's, reportedly the
> carbody
> > wouldn't accomodate the new GP39-3 electrical
> > cabinet, so they were all surplus.
>
> I caught GP39-2 rebuilds 2805 and 2830 at Kansas
> City on October 20 and 2820 at Albuquerque on
> October 24. Are these rebuilt from ex-ATSF GP30s
> or from the old BN rebuild program?

No. BNSF 2830 started out as CBQ 944 (GP30), and 2820 began as GN 3014 (GP30).

Russell Honey
Shawnee , KS
Russell Honey Photography



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