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Date: 11/20/12 20:15
NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: railscenes

NS 6920 waiting for return run back to Chicago on the Santa Fe.
Fort Madison, Iowa November 20, 2012.




Date: 11/20/12 20:47
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: dlocher

NS produced a great video of this being painted(time lapse). I think this is a great thing for them to do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eAk2rWjGrE

David Locher
Fresno, CA
Many of my pictures



Date: 11/20/12 23:48
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: Out_Of_Service

with all that power it must've been a hefty train for a flatlander movement ... nice photo



Date: 11/21/12 09:50
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: shadetree

Cool!! I will definitely send this to my kids to view.

Eng.Shadetree



Date: 11/21/12 14:31
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: gman1

copy and paste worked great! an awesome video



Date: 11/21/12 16:28
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: Castle_Romeo

It's a shame NS didn't pick a stock EMD or GE unit....This scheme will make for a challenging modeling project!!!!

Looks good, BTW.



Date: 11/22/12 00:31
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: railscenes

Thanks! Except for the NS 6920 in the lead, I'm not sure which units actually powered the westbound train directly from the NS in Chicago but the train was also reported to have done some work at LPC, Logistics Park Chicago, just southwest of Joliet, IL before the arrival in Fort Madison Iowa yard. Fort Madison is one of the smaller yards on the BNSF TransCon used for "block swapping" of stack trains. So there might have been some locos in this photo that were added after the train arrived in Fort Madison or LPC? I'll leave the details to others that have direct real time access to the BNSF computer system.
Last I heard from a friend in Galesburg, IL the Vet unit, NS 6920, was headed back east on the BNSF at 1:00 PM 11/21.
Steve Rippeteau



Date: 11/22/12 07:32
Re: NS Veteran SD60 6920
Author: Milw_E70

Out_Of_Service Wrote:
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> with all that power it must've been a hefty train
> for a flatlander movement ... nice photo

The NS units were a pair coming into FTM, the three BNSF GEs were set out on top of them and used elsewhere later...



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