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Date: 06/30/01 17:03
ex Santa Fe SDF45 units
Author: leswhite

A previous thread mentioned that maybe 3 of these units are out running on the BNSF,i thought they were all gone .Is this correct?



Date: 06/30/01 17:45
RE: ex Santa Fe SDF45 units
Author: crazy_nip

they are SDP40F, renamed by atsf as SDF40, they are not 45's.



Date: 06/30/01 17:51
RE: ex Santa Fe SDF45 units / SDF40-'s
Author: chilli

Les and others....

As of the past few minutes, these BNSF class SDF40's are active.....

BNSF 6960 MBARWAT1 30 Riverside CA
BNSF 6961 GFUNGUC9 27 Duoro NM
BNSF 6962 MTULSVL1 30 Tulsa OK
BNSF 6970 SCHCTAC2 28 Cutbank MT
BNSF 6972 PSSEMEM1 29 Helena MT

Rest are stored around the system.



Date: 06/30/01 18:00
RE: ex Santa Fe SDF45 units / SDF40-'s
Author: albowen

Les
Last time I looked at Barstow,(March 2001) a couple were in the storage lineup there.
AL



Date: 06/30/01 18:22
BNSF's 3 remaining SDF45 units 6550-6552
Author: ZWSPLAC

To leswhite and all -

If Les indeed wanted to know about the current status of SDF-45's (Santa Fe rebuilt F-45's) 6550-6552, here is the sad news ....

BNSF 6550 lubo (Laid Up Bad Order) @ Topeka, Kansas
BNSF 6551 lupe (Laid Up Pending ?) @ Topeka, Kansas
BNSF 6552 lubo @ Topeka, Kansas

None have run this year.

Take Care, and Be "ZAFE"

THE "Z" MAN

;^)

Bob F.
ZWSPLAC



Date: 06/30/01 20:17
RE: BNSF's 3 remaining SDF45 units 6550-6552
Author: crazy_nip

i was under the impression that the FP and F 45's had all been purged from the system...



Date: 06/30/01 20:54
RE: BNSF's 3 remaining SDF45 units 6550-6552
Author: Evan_Werkema

crazy_nip wrote:
>
> i was under the impression that the FP and F 45's had all been
> purged from the system...

All of the remaining 20 cylinder cowls on the Santa Fe roster
(not counting the MPEX leasers) were pulled from service by the
middle of May of 1999. However, BNSF has taken their time disposing
of the carcasses. The last FP45, #90, was in storage for nearly two
years before finally being retired and donated to the Oklahoma
Railroad Museum in December of last year. F45 6551 has been
out of service at least as long, but it and the other two units
(6550 and 6552) are apparently still on the property. The 6550
was reportedly made servicable in September of 1999 in case it was
needed for the fall rush, but the call to duty never came. Wonder
if the fine folks in Pomona would be willing to take an F45. They
were trying to get the 90, but BNSF had already donated two FP45's
to southern California museums, and wanted to spread the units
around the system.



Date: 06/30/01 21:54
RE: BNSF's 3 remaining SDF45 units 6550-6552
Author: Dash

Last time I looked they were called SDF40-2s...............


Cya Down the Line!

Dash!



Date: 06/30/01 22:14
RE: BNSF's 3 remaining SDF45 units 6550-6552
Author: Evan_Werkema

Dash wrote:
>
> Last time I looked they were called SDF40-2s...............

BNSF 6550-6552 are SDF45's. BNSF 6960-6977 are the SDF40-2's.



Date: 06/30/01 23:50
RE: ex Santa Fe SDF45 units / SDF40-'s
Author: santafevern

Last week in Corwith yard I saw a cowl unit at the roundhounse, I did a double take and was pretty sure I saw an F-45 on the inbound track. I've also seen a SD-45-2B on a east bound manifest and also a couple of SD-45"s and SD-45-2"s on the Illinois Div .



Date: 07/01/01 08:41
RE: BNSF's 3 remaining SDF45 units 6550-6552
Author: ZWSPLAC

To santafevern and all,

The info I obtained on the 6550-6552 being stored in Topeka, came directly from the BNSF's mainframe, through their "locomotive inquiry/history" files. You must have seen a 6960 class (ex-Amtrak SDP-40F) SDF-40-2.

Take Care, and Be "ZAFE"

THE "Z" MAN

;^)

Bob F.
ZWSPLAC



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