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Date: 06/01/23 11:32
#11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: jimB

Amtrak 11, the Coast Starlight, with BNSF 8119 leading, crossing the Guadalupe River bridge in Alviso (San Jose) CA at the south end of SF Bay. I used to call this the Ken Rattenne Bridge because of his many great photos here.Nice that the morning fog we've had this week was absent this morning.

Jim B




Date: 06/01/23 12:38
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: FishinJeeper

I can almost smell the paint from the shiny, brand new locomotive from here. Wonder what happened to the HEP that was the cause for the substitution.

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Date: 06/01/23 12:52
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: callum_out

The ES44C4 is the BNSF de facto Antrak rescue engine, seen often and #3 and #4.

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Date: 06/01/23 16:20
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: g-spotter1

We will likely be seeing more consists like this with Chargers assigned.  lol



Date: 06/01/23 16:31
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: TTStetz3

The same Amtrak train (Coast Starlight) leaving Portland Union Station on May 31, 2023




Date: 06/01/23 17:41
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: BobB

What's the maximum speed for ES44C4?  Does the use of this engine cause delays?



Date: 06/01/23 18:22
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: BigSkyBlue

BobB Wrote:
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> What's the maximum speed for ES44C4?  Does the
> use of this engine cause delays?

Freight locomotive is good for 70 MPH.  Probably causes some minor running time deficits, but the Coast Starlight route is generally not a high speed (70 MPH+) line the way the Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, or even the Sunset Limited are.

The Winter Park Express wrapped coach from TWO seasons ago still soldiering on.  BSB 



Date: 06/01/23 19:14
Re: #11 with BNSF Leader Today
Author: cchan006

jimB Wrote:
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>.Nice that the morning fog we've had this week was absent this
> morning.

Nice to see the more-than-usual vegetation with some greenery, too! Love your choice of location and composition.

Next time you run into SCUfoamer, mention how the Pumpkins look right at home on the Coast Sub. :-)



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