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Date: 01/15/22 07:43
The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: gcm

July 79
As the eastbound Sunset is serviced at the SP station in San Antonio a Burlington Northern coal train passes with a two year old SD40-2 6790 leading.
700 was the first numbered unit of the P30CH Amtrak series.

Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/22 07:44 by gcm.






Date: 01/15/22 08:04
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: ExStarlightHog

I never cared for those P30CH's on the peninsula commutes.  Too big and heavy like SP's 3200's.  Lot's of get-up-and-go, but too hard to get stopped every mile or two. 



Date: 01/15/22 08:48
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: refarkas

That looks like a private car/office car on the right in photo one.
Bob



Date: 01/15/22 09:06
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: texchief1

Great shots, Gary, especially no. 1.

RC Lundgren



Date: 01/15/22 09:20
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: gcm

refarkas Wrote:
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> That looks like a private car/office car on the
> right in photo one.
> Bob

That was an SP business car that I did not get an ID on.
Gary



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Date: 01/15/22 10:05
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: Conch

Those San Antonio coal loads would stay on the BN until BN enfuriated the city with rate increases and they bailed and went to the UP.  You can't please everyone.



Date: 01/15/22 10:35
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: PasadenaSub

Great series of photos.  How did BN get to San Antonio, trackage rights on the MKT inherited from the Frisco merger?

Rich



Date: 01/15/22 11:18
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: Roadmaster

BN handed off San Antonio coal loads to SP at Fort Worth. They ran through Ennis and Hearne, down the Dalsa cutoff to Giddings and thence to Flatonia and San Antonio. Empties returned via the same routing. Robert P. Olmsted's book Corsicana and the Ennis Sub has several shots of San Antonio coal trains from Waxahachie south in it.

Matthew Dittert



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Date: 01/15/22 11:20
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: GCL13

The BN interchanged trains with SP at Fort Worth. BN did not get to San Antonio until the BN Santa Fe merger.



Date: 01/15/22 13:25
Re: The Sunset Limited and BN
Author: RodneyZona

Nice shots!! Old SP RR San Antonio based passenger train and engine crews worked to and from  Houston, TX.
 



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