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Date: 03/17/23 18:11
BNSF C40-8W's headed north out of Galveston
Author: Roadmaster

This evening I was surprised to catch a BNSF light engine moving north on the Galveston Sub at Sealy, TX. I took some pictures, but the lighting was too low for me to get sharp, in-focus photos. I followed the move north to Bellville, thinking it might take the siding or go in the yard there, but green lights welcomed the move north on the mainline.

BNSF 5223 C44-9W H2 paint K3LA airhorn
BNSF 879 C40-8W H2
BNSF 885 C40-8W H2
BNSF 1251 3GS21B
BNSF 1238 3GS21B
BNSF 1234 3GS21B
BNSF 883 C40-8W H2
BNSF 905 C40-8W H2
BNSF 917 C40-8W H2
BNSF 921 C40-8W patched ATSF
BNSF 951 C40-8W patch gone ATSF
BNSF 946 C40-8W patched ATSF
BNSF 947 C40-8W H3
BNSF 913 C40-8W patched ATSF
BNSF 8291 ES44AC

The move was passing through Bellville at 8 pm CST.

Matthew



Date: 03/17/23 21:51
Re: BNSF C40-8W's headed north out of Galveston
Author: MrMRL

Appears to be a light power move to St Louis, MO. Not sure what'll happen to all the old power once in town.

~ Mr. MRL



Date: 03/18/23 01:21
Re: BNSF C40-8W's headed north out of Galveston
Author: djm448

So is this a funeral train?  Or truly moving power to St. Louis to utilize?



Date: 03/18/23 07:46
Re: BNSF C40-8W's headed north out of Galveston
Author: MrMRL

djm448 Wrote:
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> So is this a funeral train?  Or truly moving
> power to St. Louis to utilize?

My guess, they're beyond dead and final-destined for Progress Rail Services in East St. Louis to continue rusting away and/or be slowly parted out along with the other Gensets and Dash-8s already on site.

~ Mr. MRL



Date: 03/20/23 14:41
Re: BNSF C40-8W's headed north out of Galveston
Author: djm448

Any update on location for these?

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Date: 03/21/23 12:52
Re: BNSF C40-8W's headed north out of Galveston
Author: MP555

djm448 Wrote:
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> Any update on location for these?

Arrived St. Louis Monday night, 3/20/23. BNSF 1234 was set out at Thackerville, OK for warm bearings. BNSF 883 was set out at Nowers Yard in Oklahoma City, OK for an unknown reason.



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