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Date: 01/10/18 21:26
BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: Railfan2

GP50 rebuilds from Albia Iowa

#3147 Galesburg, Illinois
#3111 Burlington. Iowa
#3149 Burlington, Iowa








Date: 01/11/18 07:22
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: SantaFeRuss

Why do the ex Burlington Northern units have the "brow" and the ex Santa Fe units don't?

SantaFeRuss



Date: 01/11/18 07:24
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: dan

MAYBE FOR ptc?



Date: 01/11/18 07:53
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: SantaFeRuss

If these GP50's are being rebuilt, they should all have Positive Train Control installed in them. ATSF units seem to not get the "brow" and it seems BN units do get the "brow". Corrections are welcome.

SantaFeRuss



Date: 01/11/18 08:43
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: sp8192

All of these are ex BN.

SantaFeRuss Wrote:
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> Why do the ex Burlington Northern units have the
> "brow" and the ex Santa Fe units don't?
>
> SantaFeRuss



Date: 01/11/18 08:56
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: SOU3921

What's written under 3111's number?



Date: 01/11/18 09:12
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: RutledgeRadio

One thing I've noticed is, for some reason, the sides of the headlights aren't repainted in these rebuilds. It's an easy way to tell what former owner they're from.



Date: 01/11/18 09:14
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: SantaFeRuss

sp8192 Wrote:
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> All of these are ex BN.
>
> SantaFeRuss Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why do the ex Burlington Northern units have
> the
> > "brow" and the ex Santa Fe units don't?
> >
> > SantaFeRuss


Will the former Santa Fe units also get the "brow" treatment as well?

SantaFeRuss



Date: 01/11/18 10:46
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: Milw_E70

SOU3921 Wrote:
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> What's written under 3111's number?


Remote Control Equipped



Date: 01/11/18 12:03
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: BigDave

Maybe THAT'S why no brow...

Milw_E70 Wrote:
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>
> Remote Control Equipped



Date: 01/12/18 07:27
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: route56

SantaFeRuss Wrote:
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> Will the former Santa Fe units also get the "brow"
> treatment as well?

I don't know about the ex-Santa Fe GP50s specifically, but I have seen a photo floating around facebook of an ex-Santa Fe unit in blue and yellow with the "brow"

Richie Kennedy
McLouth, KS
route56.com



Date: 01/12/18 08:35
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: KY_Railfan

SantaFeRuss Wrote:
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> If these GP50's are being rebuilt, they should all
> have Positive Train Control installed in them.
> ATSF units seem to not get the "brow" and it seems
> BN units do get the "brow". Corrections are
> welcome.
>
> SantaFeRuss

I noticed 3111 had an A/C unit on top of the cab. The other's don't seem to have.



Date: 01/12/18 09:05
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: jst3751

KY_Railfan Wrote:
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> SantaFeRuss Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If these GP50's are being rebuilt, they should
> all
> > have Positive Train Control installed in them.
> > ATSF units seem to not get the "brow" and it
> seems
> > BN units do get the "brow". Corrections are
> > welcome.
> >
> > SantaFeRuss
>
> I noticed 3111 had an A/C unit on top of the cab.
> The other's don't seem to have.

All three have an A/C unit on top. The other 2 are surrounded by what appears to be PTC equipment, which it appears that 3111 does not have since it is apparantly setup for remote control which I am purely guessing that it would not need PTC equipment if it is in yard service only.



Date: 03/30/18 19:47
Re: BNSF GP50 rebuilds
Author: stlcardinals1992

Got 3154 last year. Hate seein my BN's gettin H3ed . https://youtu.be/-_KR2ZrqGPQ



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