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Date: 02/23/21 11:47
Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: Agent

This morning, I happened to catch a former Santa Fe Dash 9 leading on the BNSF Ottumwa Sub in southeast Iowa.  It looked like to me the train was an empty sand train.

1-3) BNSF (ex-ATSF) 699 leads its train by Agency, Iowa about 8:35 a.m.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 11:48 by Agent.








Date: 02/23/21 11:53
Re: Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: Agent

4-5) Going-away shots of the power.  BNSF 5407 was the second unit.






Date: 02/23/21 15:26
Re: Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: SantaFeCF7

Nice catch! I haven't seen a leading Warbonnet in years! 



Date: 02/23/21 19:42
Re: Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: wesleygreer

Is 699 equipped with PTC?! Didn't think any of the ex-ATSF Dash 9's were upgraded with it but I guess at least one has been.



Date: 02/24/21 00:11
Re: Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: Texican65

wesleygreer Wrote:
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> Is 699 equipped with PTC?! Didn't think any of the
> ex-ATSF Dash 9's were upgraded with it but I guess
> at least one has been.


Those little white strips along the top of the cab roof indicate PTC.

Pretty cool...not many of these old girls have it...I wasn't aware of any 600 series having it...although I have seen two 4700 series warbonnets that have it. I keep waiting to get one as a leader.....tick, tick, tick....



Date: 02/24/21 09:17
Re: Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 02/24/21 10:16
Re: Warbonnet Leading on Ottumwa Sub
Author: Agent

SantaFeCF7 Wrote:
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> Nice catch! I haven't seen a leading Warbonnet in
> years!

Thank you.  A couple years ago some warbonnet Dash 9s were running on the local here, but I think it's been much longer since there was one leading on a non-local.



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