Apr 10, 2020
They are sending most of their older locomotives to scrap.
That was a bit difficult to watch. Start, stop, start, stop..... Slo-mo....
I am guessing most of these, or all, have been out of service and stored.
During the freeze frames, I like that the origin of each unit was provided. A lot of history going to scrap.
That SDP40 would be a supreme catch if it was on a train under power. I didn’t know any survived to become BNSF locomotives.
I love those old ex-GN SDP40's
Hopefully it gets saved from the scrapper's torch!
Sister unit BNSF 6325 (ex-GN 323) lives to haul another day as GRD 9043 on the Gardendale (TX) RR.
Thanks for the link too, that's a big outfit!
All these units really go to the scrapyard (even the pulling Dash 9 ?) ? No chance for them to be landing on a shortline ?
Great shot! I had to take a second look (my glasses). I thought the logo was a "Veggie Tales" pickle.
LOL! Now I won't be able to unsee that.
Most of these locomotives are being stored in Galveston. I guess those that they can not sell will go to scrap.
Former GN #321 is these days Montana Rail Link #290.
One of the ex-GN SDP40's is in a Minnesota museum to get repainted Big Sky Blue!!
That is a cool shot!