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Date: 12/02/18 14:08
BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: calsubd

Proto typical  make up using a BNSF SD70ACe, BNSF SD40-2 (B) unit, and Santa Fe SD60,  would BNSF run the B unit as a pusher, or would it be up  front with the ACe, or does it matter ?, TIA

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 12/02/18 14:16
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: highgreengraphics

I have never seen a B-unit as a pusher, at least since F-units and they were in-consist and not alone, so I'd say much more typical up front. === === = === JLH



Date: 12/02/18 14:54
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: Hookdragkick

You can slave the Booster unit to a remote and have your "B 'pushin!" On the rear.



Date: 12/02/18 14:56
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: fbe

The only unit with DPU capability would be the ACe unit. Neither of the other locomotives could operate in DP mode so all 3 units would be in consist on the point.



Date: 12/02/18 15:02
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: PHall

The SD40-2B's usually are working in the yards. They're all Remote Control Equipped and can be used as "Belt Pack" engines.



Date: 12/02/18 15:09
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: CSX602

Santa Fe SD60 ???    Did you mean GP60M?   Santa Fe never had any SD60s.



Date: 12/02/18 15:27
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: funnelfan

There are no "B" units out there that were DPU capable that I can think of. You would need a something like a BNSF CW44-9, AC4400, ES44AC, ES44DC, ES44C4, ES44T4, SD70MAC or SD70ACE as a DPU locomotive on the rear (not all CW44-9's and SD70MACs were DPU capable). Now you could do a 2x2 DPU with a "B" unit attached to one of the units above on the rear of the train, but that would have been very rare in real life.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 12/02/18 15:46
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: calsubd

CSX602 Wrote:
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> Santa Fe SD60 ???    Did you mean GP60M? 
>  Santa Fe never had any SD60s.

Its a 6 axle SD60M, maybe a Athearn Fooby , Santa Fe #241, Thanks for your help on this

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 12/02/18 15:49
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: NSTopHat

calsubd Wrote:
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> CSX602 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Santa Fe SD60 ???    Did you mean GP60M? 
> >  Santa Fe never had any SD60s.
>
> Its a 6 axle SD60M, maybe a Athearn Fooby , Santa
> Fe #241, Thanks for your help on this

If that is the case, it is an SD75M, and it isn't a foobie. AT&SF bought SD75M's and SD75I's, all in the 200 series.

Russ



Date: 12/02/18 16:25
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: CSX602

Santa Fe #241 would have been a SD75M and the Athearn Genesis model is right on (certainly not a fooby)...    Shortly after BNSF merger the Santa Fe delivered SD75Ms 200-250 (Santa Fe Warbonnet) became BNSF 8200-8250 numbered right below the BNSF delivered SD75M and SD75I units (8251-8301 deliverd in BNSF Warbonnet).



Date: 12/02/18 17:19
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: sarailfan

SD40-2s were pretty much gone from BNSF mainlines by the time SD70ACe's came on the scene. A C44 or ES44 would be much more suitable power.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 12/02/18 19:36
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: calsubd

CSX602 Wrote:
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> Santa Fe #241 would have been a SD75M and the
> Athearn Genesis model is right on (certainly not a
> fooby)...    Shortly after BNSF merger the Santa
> Fe delivered SD75Ms 200-250 (Santa Fe Warbonnet)
> became BNSF 8200-8250 numbered right below the
> BNSF delivered SD75M and SD75I units (8251-8301
> deliverd in BNSF Warbonnet).
Thanks again for your help, I did not get the box with this model, (I'll check my friend to see if he still has it) , and Thanks to all for the Grain train help !!, Much Appreciated

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 12/02/18 21:32
Re: BNSF Grain train make up ?
Author: MC6853

Others are right, only the ACe would have DPU...

But how about this: It's your railroad, run whatever you like...



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