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Date: 02/18/24 10:36
New BNSF ET44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: cozephyr

New BNSF 3629 ET44ACH along with 3311, 3310, 3309 and 3308-FRESH 3300's are ES44C4 units from Fort Worth, Texas.  General Electric builder night Denver, Colorado, early morning 18 February 2024.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/24 04:40 by cozephyr.






Date: 02/18/24 10:54
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: MP555

cozephyr Wrote:
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> 3311, 3310, 3309
> and 3308-FRESH 3300's are ES44C4 units

ES44ACs.



Date: 02/18/24 11:00
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: exhaustED

3629 is an ET44AC.



Date: 02/18/24 11:59
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: cozephyr

Informed RR sources says 3629 is an ES44ACH- trust them to know.

exhaustED Wrote:
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> 3629 is an ET44AC.



Date: 02/18/24 12:04
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: MP555

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Informed RR sources says 3629 is an ES44ACH- trust
> them to know.

exhaustED is correct. Look at the off-center exhaust opening and massive radiator cab.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/24 12:06 by MP555.



Date: 02/18/24 14:32
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: furious_toad

Wabtec does not have a designation ET44ACH locomotive in the heavy haul line. Its designated as a ET44AC in there catalogue. The ET44ACH is a railroad applied moniker like the ES45AC or AC4400CCTE that UP used .

https://www.wabteccorp.com/locomotive/heavy-haul-locomotives



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/24 14:33 by furious_toad.



Date: 02/18/24 15:40
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: Milw_E70

This informed RR source (read employee) says 3629 is blue carded as a ET44ACH while the 3300s are ES44ACHs



Date: 02/18/24 17:56
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: Sterk

Nice night shots, thanks for sharing them!



Date: 02/18/24 18:31
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!  I like the designation that BNSF has given these units.

texchief1



Date: 02/18/24 18:45
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: santafe199

Good stuff! But HOW in the world did you get that tripod up in the air like that????

?



Date: 02/19/24 07:10
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: Pinlifter

Milw_E70 Wrote:
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> This informed RR source (read employee) says 3629
> is blue carded as a ET44ACH while the 3300s are
> ES44ACHs
Yes.   To back this up.  One way to tell is the radiators.  The E"T" is the Tier4 huge radiator (3629).  E"S" is the smaller evo radiator that's been around for a while (3311).  As far as the heavy designation, just gotta look it up.  



Date: 02/19/24 08:04
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: ns2557

santafe199 Wrote:
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> Good stuff! But HOW in the world did you get that
> tripod up in the air like that????
>
> ?



Pogo stick with an attachment. And steady hands.



Date: 02/19/24 18:58
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: Texican65

Looks like the second photo that the model designation stenciled under the 3629 on the side of the cab reads ET44ACH.

I’m not sure how many are out roaming around…a handful perhaps…but I’ve had a couple on the point in the last 6 months…and they are GREAT locomotives!! GE got this one right!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/24 19:01 by Texican65.



Date: 02/19/24 21:10
Re: New BNSF ES44ACH Units at Denver, CO, 1 Feb
Author: dan

heavy is mean they added more weight or ballast, solid steel?



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