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Date: 11/21/12 01:25
Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: zchcsse

Last week BNSF ran a train of old GP30s and such eastbound from Barstow, CA to the CSX in Chicago where they continued on to Larry's Truck and Electric (did I get that name right?) in Ohio.

Well, another identical train of 24 locos running 2x2 DP just left Barstow and is symboled DBARCHI1. Should be a daylight run across Arizona today.

Tom

EDIT: PHOTOS ADDED!

I got a few photos of the train so people can see what's coming down the line this holiday weekend.

1) The 28-unit consist approaches Griffith, AZ on the Seligman Subdivision at dawn.

2) The train at Kingman.

3) There are indeed 3 LAJ-painted locomotives in the middle of the train.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/12 08:19 by zchcsse.








Date: 11/21/12 04:51
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: MrMRL

Here is what I can confirm:

Train: D-BARCHI1-18M (Lite Units Move from Barstow, CA to Chicago, IL)

BNSF 7447
BNSF 5336

LTEX 2536
LTEX 2542
LTEX 2447
LTEX 2566
LTEX 2422
LTEX 2413
LTEX 2588
LTEX 2570
LTEX 2562
LTEX 2619
LTEX 2568
LTEX 6311 (Setout Galesburg, IL) (ex ATSF SD40)
LTEX 2509
LTEX 2527
LTEX 2550
LTEX 2551
LTEX 2472
LTEX 2439
LTEX 2438
LTEX 2462 (Setout Galesburg, IL)
LTEX 2448
LTEX 2471
LTEX 2553
LTEX 2418
BNSF 4357
BNSF 6893


Over the last couple weeks, many of BNSF's remaining 2400-2649 (GP30U, GP35U) loco numbers have been appearing and disappearing at Barstow as these units are transferring ownership between BNSF and LT&E. Arm chair tracking is being difficult to say the least.

Below, a list of "BNSF" lettered GP30U/GP35Us still indicating Barstow, CA as their home:

GP30U
BNSF 2400
BNSF 2433
BNSF 2459

GP35U
BNSF 2590
BNSF 2591
BNSF 2592
BNSF 2595
BNSF 2596
BNSF 2600
BNSF 2602
BNSF 2605
BNSF 2609
BNSF 2612
BNSF 2613
BNSF 2615
BNSF 2618
BNSF 2619
BNSF 2626
BNSF 2627
BNSF 2628
BNSF 2629
BNSF 2632
BNSF 2638
BNSF 2645


Mr. MRL



Date: 11/21/12 08:39
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: SCUfoamer

Don't those two locos in the last picture kinda look like CF7's...



Date: 11/21/12 08:43
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: needles_sub

SCUfoamer Wrote:
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> Don't those two locos in the last picture kinda
> look like CF7's...


Three at least are CF-7's.



Date: 11/21/12 09:00
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: kansas1

Train came through Wichita on it way east the afternoon of the 12th (Monday).



Date: 11/21/12 09:02
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: Cumbresfan

So what is their fate when they reach LT&E?
Scrapping, rebuilding, leasing as is???



Date: 11/21/12 09:03
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: a737flyer

How would a train this size compare in weight to, say, a 100 car merchandise train? If you do the math with some assumed weights, the funeral train seems pretty heavy!



Date: 11/21/12 09:04
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: Milw_E70

kansas1 Wrote:
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> Train came through Wichita on it way east the
> afternoon of the 12th (Monday).

No, that was last weeks train. http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2916764



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/12 09:06 by Milw_E70.



Date: 11/21/12 09:16
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: zchcsse

I just reviewed my video clips, and I have all the correct locomotive numbers, as there is quite a bit of deviation from the list above (which matches the list I saw earlier too).

The correct numbers, in order, of the 23 locomotives being transported:

2536
2542
2447
2566
2422
2462
2448
2471
2553
2418
2619 LAJ
2563 LAJ
2568 LAJ
2439
2472 Funny BNSF lettering on hood.
2570 H1
2588
2413
2551 H1
2550
2527
2509
2438



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/12 09:18 by zchcsse.



Date: 11/21/12 09:19
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: hotrail

a lot of weight but not very many axles of air brake. I bet it is sweet to run it with those DPUs, with all of that dynamic braking capacity.



Date: 11/21/12 11:03
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: 90mac

Surprising number of CF-7's.
TAH



Date: 11/21/12 11:56
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: upengr21

What does the LAJ stand for on the sides of those units?



Date: 11/21/12 12:05
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: judahrice

upengr21 Wrote:
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> What does the LAJ stand for on the sides of those
> units?


Los Angeles Juntion



Date: 11/21/12 12:16
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: RplusLJetService

Glad I shot these when they were common everywhere.

Adam



Date: 11/21/12 15:39
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: ATSF100WEST

Sure wish BNSF would preserve GP30U 2400 (ex Santa Fe 2700, 3200, 1200), as it was the "Class Engine".

Bob

ATSF100WEST......Out



Date: 11/21/12 15:40
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: Milw_E70

Unless this thing falls back good, it looks to be a daylight runner east of Kansas City on Friday.



Date: 11/21/12 15:47
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: SP_8299

Los Angeles Junction

judahrice Wrote:
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> upengr21 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What does the LAJ stand for on the sides of
> those
> > units?
>
>
> Los Angeles Juntion



Date: 11/21/12 19:38
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: MarcelineSub

Oh man I hope those LAJ units don't get scrapped :/



Date: 11/22/12 11:17
Re: Another BNSF "Funeral Train" Heading East
Author: jerryheng

Right enough, Tom! LTEX is the symbol, if I'm not mistaken. Looks like Larry's is getting early Christmas presents :) Jerry

zchcsse Wrote:
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> where they continued on to Larry's Truck and
> Electric (did I get that name right?) in Ohio.



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