Looks like bnsf No. ?

jtomstarr Jun 7, 2022

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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  2. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    That looks like it could go either way but fairly sure it's the 1280. Found a similar pic to this one from 2015 and then found one dated 2020 that had the 1230 not in extra crispy condition. I am not saying 100% because sometimes picture dates on some sites can be a bit questionable. :D
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I agree it is number 1280. Looks like it will one day soon be tuna or soup cans.....
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    What was it? Never seen anything like it.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It was one of those ecological units.
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Its carbon emission upon burning no doubt offset whatever it was supposed to save. :)
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ha ha ha! Probably true! (y):p:D
     
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  8. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Seems like I remember reading that many of these units got stored away due to being prone to battery fires. I have always thought they were cool looking engines!
     
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  9. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    It's an NRE genset loco. There is only the regular amount of batteries in them :)
    There is a few here in Australia , two different models, one has 2 diesel engines and the other type have 3 diesel engines. All engines are Cummins.

    I'm told they are great for hauling short-ish distances such as yard to port ................. and if maintained they don't catch fire !!!
     
  10. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    I found a photo .........

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/emd4301/15276246043

    Just out of interest the non environmentally friendly Chinese built loco behind the gensets were found to have bonus asbestos in the engine bays ...... hhhhmmmmmmmmm. :(
     
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  11. friscobob

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    Not sure of the road number, but I AM sure of one thing- it's definitely scrap!
     
  12. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    After further review.....that last number looks more like a zero than an 8. If you look at an enlarged photo, you can tell.
     

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