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Date: 06/16/19 08:09
Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: santafe199

Yeah… what my thread title said! Maybe I’m just not paying attention, but it seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any of those oddball silver & blue units with the orange stripes. I can understand not seeing them on the UP when I read about and see stored yellow & gray power as I have in Topeka. But I haven’t noticed any running over BNSF territory lately, either.

I have to admit I kinda-sorta miss them. They did provide some change of pace shooting opportunities. When they first arrived on the scene I thought they were very unremarkable looking, to say the least. It took a while for me to warm up to them. But after a while I think I realized a little variety was a good thing. Especially when my main buffet table is stocked with nothing but pumpkins & bananas…

1. CREX 1428 points a westbound unit tank train through Chapman, KS on the KP back on May 14, 2015.

Come back… all is forgiven!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/16/19 08:12 by santafe199.




Date: 06/16/19 08:11
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: dan

they are still present on the BNSF, not sure if some of them went somewhere else



Date: 06/16/19 08:57
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: Ritzville

Quite a few CREX units still rolling thru the backyard on the BNSF.

Larry
Ritzville, WA



Date: 06/16/19 09:15
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: santafe199

dan Wrote: > ... still pesent on BNSF ...
Ritzville Wrote: > ... still rolling thru the backyard ...

OK. Then I guess I'm zig-zag missing them. Just another reminder that you can't always catch everything...



Date: 06/16/19 09:30
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: dan

 BNSF coal trains are the most common haunts one lead an amtrak last winter , perhaps with the flooding fewer are headed your way lately..



Date: 06/16/19 09:47
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: bmarti7

Seen almost daily through Mandan, ND.

BB



Date: 06/16/19 10:17
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: Milw_E70

Their lack of PTC usually regulates them to trail only duty. At least BNSF and UP PTC systems are interoperable now!



Date: 06/16/19 10:46
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: santafe199

Milw_E70 Wrote: > ... BNSF and UP PTC systems are interoperable now ...

Hmmm... Does this mean we'll be seeing more BNSF units on the point in UP territory. Or does the need for UP cab signal compatibility still apply on most of their main lines?

Lance



Date: 06/16/19 10:53
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: SP7615

Caught this one at Saginaw Tx a few weeks back.

SP7615




Date: 06/16/19 11:09
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: Android

I seem to recall that BNSF has 100 of those CREX-ites (and i see them all the time, the blue cards state they are in posession of BNSF) but in a number series that I think runs 300... I've never seen an account of the siblings. 



Date: 06/16/19 11:43
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: TTownTrains

The last I knew, BNSF still had 100 CREX ES44ACs  in the 1200, 1300, & 1400 number series.  They seem to have been around forever.  How long is their lease?

Bill Gillfillan
Tulsa, Okrahoma 



Date: 06/16/19 12:04
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: The-late-EMD

TTownTrains Wrote:
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> The last I knew, BNSF still had 100 CREX
> ES44ACs  in the 1200, 1300, & 1400 number
> series.  They seem to have been around forever. 
> How long is their lease?
>
> Bill Gillfillan
> Tulsa, Okrahoma 

And 1500's floated through lease deals from ferromex to CSX To either CN or CP. Not sure who got them now.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/16/19 13:17
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: ALCO630

Some were on NS last year. Don't know their current status.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/16/19 14:45
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: CCMF

CN has the 1500's.
 

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 06/16/19 15:07
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: inCHI

Yeah, I see them on CN freights in the Chicago area every once in awhile.



Date: 06/16/19 17:22
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: mammothlacrosse

I see them on BNSF coal trains in Colorado



Date: 06/16/19 18:27
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: IC1038west

CCMF Wrote:
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> CN has the 1500's.
>  

Yep, 1511 and 1510 were actually on point on consecutive northbounds a few days ago on what remains of the post Moyers main line of mid America, headed for Chi-town.



Date: 06/17/19 06:21
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: shadetree

NS had several leasers, none of the good ones this thread is talking about though. 

Eng.Shadetree



Date: 06/17/19 14:14
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: mapboy

There's lots of them on the Transcon.  Visible passing many railcams.

mapboy



Date: 06/17/19 21:29
Re: Whatever happened to all that CREX stuff?
Author: Hookdragkick

Seen one today west of Winslow on a "triple p grainer". It was 3rd in consist, back to back with a Warbonnet. I always thought that was a neat catch, two silver Jacks, differ roads.



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