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Date: 01/12/22 10:06
A bit of history behind the motors on the "Longmont Switcher"...
Author: jmulhol2

A smoky executive-paint-scheme EMD SD70MAC BNSF #9774 (built: 05/1996) and GE C44-9W BNSF #981 (built: 08/1996) power the 10-car southbound "Longmont Switcher" past the defect detector ~MP67.5 on the BNSF Front Range Subdivision in South Fort Collins, CO, during the early afternoon hours of 1/11/2022. This train had just swapped cars with the "Cheyenne Local" at North Yard. BNSF #981 was originally painted in the H1 scheme; however, according to online reports, the motor was repainted in the current H3 scheme after a grade crossing accident on 3/17/2008 in Marysville, WA...

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