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Date: 01/14/22 01:04
BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: slug96

As traffic volumes increase, BNSF has been installing on their 900s and 1000s series Dash-9s. As PTC is now a requirement for lead locomotives, it has been a nice sight to see these ageing locomotives get one last chance to lead trains on the rails they used to conquer. Earlier this week, BNSF's Alliance, TX to Stockton, CA Z-train (Z ALTSTO7) had BNSF 987 leading. With a NS AC44C4M and BNSF ES44C4 trailing, this short Z-train races westward across the Seligman Sub. Here are some shots from Cherokee and Hackberry. 

Enjoy!









Date: 01/14/22 05:07
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 01/14/22 07:33
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: jgilmore

Excellent bunch, yes that is nice to see...

JG



Date: 01/14/22 07:34
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: Fr8engineer

I think this is one of the best schemes for a Dash9 to ever wear. They may look a little ratty these days, but it's nice seeing pictures of them leading again. I live on the east coast, but I visit BNSF-land a few times a year. I haven't seen an H1 Dash9 lead since 2015. In June 2021, I was in the PNW and it seemed like every train had an h1 Dash9 trailing in the consist.



Date: 01/14/22 09:16
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: MacBeau

Love shot number three and nice piece of luck on the mismatched power.
—Mac



Date: 01/14/22 10:09
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 01/14/22 10:31
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: Sterned

Do BNSF and NS oftern combine motive power?



Date: 01/14/22 13:51
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: MC6853

Holy crap the air conditioning unit matches...



Date: 01/14/22 16:51
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: Badorder

Sterned Wrote:
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> Do BNSF and NS oftern combine motive power?.........all railroads do. It's called pool power or one railroad is paying another railroad back horsepower hours.

Proud Foamer
OAKLEY, CA



Date: 01/14/22 19:29
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: mundo

Thanks for the photo's and news.  Ed



Date: 01/15/22 05:55
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: robj

Thanks , number 3 is dramatic and yes nice ot see.

Bob



Date: 01/15/22 07:50
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: SP8595

Killer with shot #3 taking the cake:}



Date: 01/15/22 08:14
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: tgcostello

Thanks Slug, great photos.
TC



Date: 01/15/22 10:37
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: PHall

Only makes sense for the "Surge Fleet" units to have PTC.



Date: 01/15/22 16:53
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: ns1000

Nice shots!!



Date: 01/15/22 17:33
Re: BNSF H1 Leaders Are Back!
Author: Ritzville

Excellent catch!!

Larry



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