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Date: 03/23/20 08:44
BNSF SD40s with no back porch
Author: masterphots

When Fepasa Chile bought six former BNSF SD40-2s,  the units were rebuilt in Santiago.  In addition to frame-up overhauls, they were re-gauged to 5'6" and the long hoods were lowered to fit the Chilean loading gauge.  This necessitated relocating various things at the top inside of the hood to the rear of the unit. Hence the lengthened hoods resulted in elimination of the rear porch.  Here are photos of BNSF 7275 arriving in Santiago from the ship at Valparaiso and photos of the finished 3306.   The wide gauge trucks used for the rail transfer from the ship were from scrapped GE shovel nose #1610.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/20 10:03 by masterphots.








Date: 03/23/20 08:47
Re: There goes the back porch or a long way from Colorado
Author: masterphots

Two detail views and the unit last September.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/20 08:45 by masterphots.








Date: 03/23/20 11:24
Re: There goes the back porch
Author: boejoe

Wow - glad you described the changes because I would not have recognized otherwise.



Date: 03/23/20 15:26
Re: There goes the back porch
Author: SP4360

Went from a party porch to a back alley.



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