BNSF Glendive, MT

badlandnp Sep 6, 2015

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Crazy mix of power on that one!!
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  2. badlandnp

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    We had a bit of snow yesterday!! Finally got to catch a train, an empty awaiting a call on the west end of 3 track.

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  3. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    And another big power set on a mixed freight. A fun one with a faded 'bonnet on it! And lots of different cars. Seems to be a lot of construction material heading east finally, too.

     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. That was quite the manifest! Hopefully it contained some stuff to ease the Holiday shortages and empty shelves in some stores!
     
  5. Hytec

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    Nice video, thanks. I wonder if any were DIT. I couldn't tell by the sound, but it didn't seem loud enough for all six engines to be pulling.
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    BN+SF @8:13, and a bunch of others!

    Pretty cool, those rails were singing with all that power pulling!:love:
     
  7. badlandnp

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    BNSF rules allow a maximum number of axles working on the head end. Last I knew it was 3 engines of 6 axles maximum. It was what I heard pulling also. There are probably some extenuating circumstance rules and exceptions, but I don't know them that well.

    PS - there were three 3 bottom hoppers of old ties in the train also! Among many other neat cars.
     
  8. gjslsffan

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    Sometimes the axles of power is based on the service design, and you can/will get clear instructions on which locos to have online where.
    Based on the heat signatures out the stacks, it appears the 3 lead units are on line. The singing you hear is that miserable C-4 in the lead, wheels slipping. Those things are not impressive in a slow hard pull. I'm surprised there was no DP.
     
  9. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, those c-4's do make the rails sing with their 'controlled slippage.' I have noticed that, and heard it from a couple of my engineer's I get to visit very rarely.

    Got a quick shot of this un-vandalized TBOX,
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    And a few views of this less than happy tank headed for Miles City for fixin up,
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