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Date: 01/13/21 13:27
ATSF Westbound between Walong and Woodford, 1989
Author: ssloansjca

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) 7449 leads a westbound east of Woodford, CA near milepost 350 on Sunday, May 14, 1989.ATSF 7449 is a GE B40-8. Reportedly ATSF 7449 was built by GE in 1989 as ATSF 7449 B40-8 serial number 45950, the last engine it its class. In 1995 it was wrecked at Tejon, NM and was repaired. It was renumbered BNSF 8639 in 2000 and subsequently became BNSF 597.
Hope you enjoy these photos:
~Steve Sloan
San Jose, CA






Date: 01/13/21 16:10
Re: ATSF Westbound between Walong and Woodford, 1989
Author: 3rdswitch

Nice pair. Strange that more than one is smoking when they are descending?
JB



Date: 01/13/21 17:48
Re: ATSF Westbound between Walong and Woodford, 1989
Author: ssloansjca

Thanks, yes. Maybe a dragging brake shoe?

~Steve



Date: 01/13/21 19:14
Re: ATSF Westbound between Walong and Woodford, 1989
Author: AZSP

Dynamics?

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Date: 01/13/21 22:45
Re: ATSF Westbound between Walong and Woodford, 1989
Author: Evan_Werkema

The 7449 was only about a month old in these views.  The second order of Dash 8's didn't keep those centered amber beacons for very long.  Santa Fe started removing the beacons from their entire locomotive fleet later in 1989 and they were pretty much done by mid-1991.



Date: 01/14/21 04:15
Re: ATSF Westbound between Walong and Woodford, 1989
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



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