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Date: 01/13/20 21:50
BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: MP555

BNSF has moved ten ex-ATSF C40-8Ws from Barstow, CA to Galveston, TX.

BNSF 880
BNSF 905
BNSF 913
BNSF 917
BNSF 921
BNSF 939
BNSF 946
BNSF 947
BNSF 950
BNSF 951
 



Date: 01/13/20 21:54
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: swingnose

They’ll probably end up like the other wide cab dash 8s they had did, cut up.

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Date: 01/14/20 04:56
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Could it be they are heading for export elsewhere?

It doesn’t make sense to store metal in Galveston with its humid, salty environment.



Date: 01/14/20 06:47
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: MP555

WrongWayMurphy Wrote:
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> Could it be they are heading for export
> elsewhere?
>
> It doesn’t make sense to store metal in
> Galveston with its humid, salty environment.

The locomotives heading to Texas storage are all Laid Up For Sale. BNSF is done with them. Whatever happens to them, scrap or resale, is up to whomever eventually purchases them.



Date: 01/14/20 11:49
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: ShortlinesUSA

Galveston still seems like an odd storage choice given the climate.  I can't help but wonder if a deal is in the works but not final to export these units, and the previously sent SD70MACs.
 



Date: 01/14/20 13:39
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: PHall

The Army ships their vehicles out of Galveston on roll on-roll off ships all of the time.
They're very well equipped to handle loading and unloading large pieces of equipment like locomotives.



Date: 01/14/20 14:00
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: ShortlinesUSA

Indeed.  Many a locomotive has been exported to South America via Galveston.
 



Date: 01/14/20 14:27
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: PHall

Sounds like it's time to get out the Spanish labels for the control stand.



Date: 01/14/20 21:08
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: railcity

ShortlinesUSA Wrote:
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> Indeed.  Many a locomotive has been exported to
> South America via Galveston.
>  

Where too Which Country??



Date: 01/15/20 10:54
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: dal3294

Per sources at BNSF they will be scrapping a large number of units in Galveston. 

RN



Date: 01/15/20 11:29
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: Milw_E70

26 moar of them heading that way from Topeka today.



Date: 01/15/20 13:43
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: railcity

dal3294 Wrote:
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> Per sources at BNSF they will be scrapping a large
> number of units in Galveston. 
>
> RN


Why don;'t they  donate few  Train Museums across the USA??



Date: 01/15/20 13:47
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: exhaustED

dal3294 Wrote:
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> Per sources at BNSF they will be scrapping a large
> number of units in Galveston. 
>
> RN

Galveston, oh Galvesto'on.... I can hear your DASH-8s scrapping... and i can hear, those DASH-9s laughin'.... 



Date: 01/15/20 14:39
Re: BNSF C40-8Ws to Texas storage
Author: MP555

railcity Wrote:
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> Why don;'t they  donate few  Train Museums
> across the USA??

Which museums have contacted them?



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