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Date: 11/17/22 19:51
Empty unit grain shuttle train amid beautiful winter wonderland
Author: jmulhol2

A 116-car, >6,700-foot-long, >3,500-ton, 1x2 empty unit grain shuttle train, made up entirely of three-bay-covered hoppers, is seen here passing MP00.35 on BNSF's Glasston Subdivision in Grand Forks, ND, during the early morning hours of 11/16/2022. This train originated in Richland, WA, and is bound for loading in the loop-track at the "Walsh Grain Terminal, LLC" elevator in Park River, ND, located along BNSF's Hannah Subdivision.

Train symbol: X-RILPKV

Power:
BNSF #7101 (GE ES44C4; built: ??/????)
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BNSF #5856 (GE ES44AC; built: 01/2006)
BNSF #3810 (GE ET44C4; built: 05/2016)

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Date: 11/18/22 01:22
Re: Empty unit grain shuttle train amid beautiful winter wonderla
Author: Soo715

It looks nice..and cold!  Is one up front and two in the back a common configuration?



Date: 11/18/22 08:19
Re: Empty unit grain shuttle train amid beautiful winter wonderla
Author: jmulhol2

Soo715 Wrote:
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> It looks nice..and cold!  Is one up front and two
> in the back a common configuration?

For sure on the cold part! Also, these unit grain trains typically will run either 2x1 or 1x2... so 3 total motors (typically). 



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