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Date: 10/14/20 07:27
NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: Lackawanna484

I noticed a single BNSF road locomotive pulling a long cut of apparently empty auto carriers east out of Elkhart IN a few minutes ago.  No DPU, just a single unit.

No idea where this was going, but I haven't seen single units on NS trains on a regular basis.  Much less foreign power.



Date: 10/14/20 08:10
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: Spoony81

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> I noticed a single BNSF road locomotive pulling a
> long cut of apparently empty auto carriers east
> out of Elkhart IN a few minutes ago.  No DPU,
> just a single unit.
>
> No idea where this was going, but I haven't seen
> single units on NS trains on a regular basis. 
> Much less foreign power.

I see single NS units on autoracks and the roadraillers through central IL



Date: 10/14/20 08:21
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: irhoghead

As long as it doesn't say Amtrak on the side, it should be good to go.



Date: 10/14/20 09:29
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: toledopatch

NS was running long, empty auto-rack trains with single locomotives - both its own and others' - in the flatlands even before PSR came to town. Empty rack trains are not heavy.



Date: 10/14/20 09:34
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: Lackawanna484

Thanks, I will have to watch the Elkhart camera more closely. Single unit road trains aren't common in NJ or eastern PA.

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Date: 10/14/20 11:12
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: bath_wildcat

See them all the time through my neck of the woods.

Really depends on timing.

Michael Fair
Port Clinton, OH



Date: 10/14/20 14:59
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: CCMF

That could have been a CP train on NS as well, very commonly use one BNSF unit from Chicago to Windsor where most times a CP leader is added, but not always.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 10/14/20 16:00
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: callum_out

The confidence seems to go both ways. We have waiting for the Memphis connection to yield more NS and in fact
in the last couple days we've had NS sole power (2 units) and NS leaders (2 trains) on the BNSF Transcon in Arizona.

Out 



Date: 10/14/20 16:58
Re: NS: Confidence in BNSF's power
Author: Lackawanna484

callum_out Wrote:
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> The confidence seems to go both ways. We have
> waiting for the Memphis connection to yield more
> NS and in fact
> in the last couple days we've had NS sole power (2
> units) and NS leaders (2 trains) on the BNSF
> Transcon in Arizona.
>
> Out 

Yes. I've seen several NS leaders on the Fort Madison camera in the past few days.

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