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Date: 01/13/21 16:14
ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: ssloansjca

1 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) 5697, an EMD SD45-2, is at the engine house in Barstow, CA on Sunday, October 20, 1974. ATSF 5697 is an EMD SD45-2. Reportedly ATSF 5697 was built by EMD in 1973 as an SD45-2 ATSF 5697 serial number 72642-11. In 1986 it was rebuilt to SPSF SD45-2u 7227. It was renumbered and repainted to yellow bonnet ATSF 5827 in 1991. It was renumbered BNSF 6477 in 1998 and subsequently renumbered to GN 6477.

2 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) 5699, an EMD SD45-2, is at the engine house in Barstow, CA on Sunday, October 20, 1974. ATSF 5699 is an EMD SD45-2. Reportedly ATSF 5699 was built by EMD in 1973 as an SD45-2 ATSF 5697 serial number 72642-13. In 1986 it was repainted to Kodachrome 5699 and rebuilt to SD45-2u ATSF 5837. It was renumbered BNSF 6487 in 1998 and subsequently became NREX 6487.

3 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) 5694, an EMD SD45-2, is at the engine house in Barstow, CA on Sunday, October 20, 1974. ATSF 5694 is an EMD SD45-2. Reportedly ATSF 5694 was built by EMD in 1973 as an SD45-2 ATSF 5697 serial number 72642-8. In 1986 it was repainted to Kodachrome 5694 in 1985-86 and rebuilt to SD45-2u ATSF 5853 in 1987. It was renumbered BNSF 6503 in 2000 and subsequently became NREX 6503.

These were scanned off some old Kodacolor II negatives. Thank you for looking at them.

Steve Sloan
San José, CA

 








Date: 01/13/21 16:36
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: NYSWSD70M

Nice shots!

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Date: 01/13/21 17:11
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: dcfbalcoS1

            It appears these might be SD45-2 models, I think.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 17:11 by dcfbalcoS1.



Date: 01/13/21 17:54
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: Betsy

Good to see you posting again Steve!  I always though SD45-2s, and ATSF SD45-2s in particular would good looking locomotives.  Got to see the Super C a few times, and a foursome of SD45-2s always made it look like it meant business.

Elizabeth



Date: 01/13/21 18:47
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: ssloansjca

Indeed they are SD45-2s

Steve



Date: 01/13/21 19:48
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: ssloansjca

Thanks Elizabeth!

~Steve



Date: 01/13/21 20:25
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: coach

The best looking EMD engine ever made.  Look at those perfect lines!  Great high speed engines, too, on the SUPER C.



Date: 01/13/21 22:33
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: Evan_Werkema

The blue and yellow warbonnet scheme still called for black trucks when these guys were delivered.  The last few units of the final order in the low 5700's were delivered with silver trucks.  They are great looking locomotives.  Any word on the fate of BNSF 6484 that was reportedly pulled from the deadline a few months back?



Date: 01/14/21 10:46
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: Txhighballer

coach Wrote:
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> The best looking EMD engine ever made.  Look at
> those perfect lines!  Great high speed engines,
> too, on the SUPER C.

They were good on rock trains too...



Date: 01/14/21 23:48
Re: ATSF SD45-2s in Barstow, 1974
Author: Evan_Werkema

ssloansjca Wrote:

> Reportedly ATSF 5699 was built by EMD in 1973 as an SD45-2 ATSF 5697

> Reportedly ATSF 5694 was built by EMD in 1973 as an SD45-2 ATSF 5697

Whoever reported that 5699 and 5694 were built as 5697 reported incorrectly.



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