Who leased this unit

charliec Mar 5, 2007

  1. charliec

    charliec TrainBoard Member

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    I was railfanning this weekend along the BNSF Cajon and Needles subs. After taking some action in East Victorville I headed up past Oro Grande, I'm pretty sure I was by CP Bryman. Lots of cement plants up there, up the hill sitting on a siding I saw this beauty in what looks like fresh paint.
    I think she is a long way from home.

    Is the Bangor & Aroostook RR dead?

    If so, anybody know who leased this unit?


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  2. jim157

    jim157 TrainBoard Member

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    I think that WMAX ownes a few of them. There is one of them working up in Idaho on the Easter Idaho RR the Number on it is 357.
     
  3. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Watco...(WAMX), owns a good portion of them. Im under the impression they purchased them from NRE, who got them from MMA, when they took over IronRoad/BAR. They're certainly not in fresh paint, but they have been pretty well cared for. I have been in the cabs of WAMX 353 and 360 and you wouldn't think that they were 30-some years old.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Watco has had several of these working various short lines in the Pacific NW. They've been seen in at least Washington, Idaho, Montana.

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  5. charliec

    charliec TrainBoard Member

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    It was the first time I've spotted on of these. Thanks for the info guys,I'll keep my eye out for more.
     

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