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Owner: BNSF Railway
Model:EMD SD40-2Built As:CS 7879 (SD40-2)
Serial Number:786173-46Order No:786173
Frame Number:786173-46Built:4/1979
Notes:Ex-C&S
Other locos with this serial:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 1988(SD40-2) BN 7879(SD40-2)
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BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/2004  Upload Date: 7/4/2004 12:35:38 PM
Location:  Springfield, MO
Author:  Joe Hughes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
BNSF 7325
Title:  BNSF 7325
Description:  Renumbered to BNSF 6985, now off Roster. Relettered to RISX 6985.
Photo Date:  4/15/2005  Upload Date: 2/27/2011 1:40:03 PM
Location:  Stanchfield, MN
Author:  Matt Hagfors
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7325(SD40-2) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  BNSF 7879 leads a bare table train out of of La Crosse.
Photo Date:  6/30/2005  Upload Date: 8/31/2005 4:36:19 PM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Andrew Matuska
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  192   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879 East
Title:  BNSF 7879 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/2005  Upload Date: 4/19/2016 9:07:06 PM
Location:  Big Lake, MN
Author:  Joe Huss
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) NREX 5088(SD50)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  North Yard to Alliance Yard, using the BNSF Wichita Falls Sub Connector.
Photo Date:  9/10/2005  Upload Date: 9/13/2005 10:28:12 PM
Location:  Saginaw, TX
Author:  Richard Whitenight
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  Z-STPCHC
Photo Date:  6/2/2006  Upload Date: 6/3/2006 6:26:32 AM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Jim Matuska
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 11/30/2006 12:10:12 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Matt Petersen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  128   Comments: 1
BNSF 640
Title:  BNSF 640
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/7/2006  Upload Date: 8/18/2006 11:24:19 PM
Location:  East Glacier Park, MT
Author:  Eric Larson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 640(C44-9W) BNSF 7876(SD40-2) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/2/2007  Upload Date: 1/2/2007 9:37:41 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) FURX 7227(SD40-2)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879 & 7325
Title:  BNSF 7879 & 7325
Description:  A little too late on the trigger finger...
Photo Date:  3/24/2007  Upload Date: 3/24/2007 6:57:20 PM
Location:  Berwyn, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 7325(SD40-2)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879 & 7325
Title:  BNSF 7879 & 7325
Description:  Eastbound mixed freight at East Ave...
Photo Date:  3/24/2007  Upload Date: 3/24/2007 6:57:22 PM
Location:  Berwyn, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 7325(SD40-2)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
BNSF 6956
Title:  BNSF 6956
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/2007  Upload Date: 4/7/2007 12:58:22 AM
Location:  Whiting, IN
Author:  joe usselman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6956(SD40-2) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
BNSF 3124
Title:  BNSF 3124
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/30/2007  Upload Date: 9/2/2007 1:35:12 AM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Tristan G
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3124(GP50) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  369   Comments: 2
Burlington Northern
Title:  Burlington Northern
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2007  Upload Date: 9/2/2007 1:35:13 AM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Tristan G
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3143(GP50) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
SD40-2s On Parade
Title:  SD40-2s On Parade
Description:  Back in the 1960's and 1970's the F-unit was a golden oldie. Today it is diesels like the SD40-2 that holds this title. Here is another look at a trio of them on a train held by a red signal on the main track of the BNSF Wayzata sub in Long Lake, MN.
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 10/27/2007 2:17:09 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7887(SD40-2) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 7864(SD40-2)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
Red Signal, Gone To Beans
Title:  Red Signal, Gone To Beans
Description:  Stopped for a red signal in Long Lake this day are three classic SD40-2's with a general freight consisting of mostly tank cars with two ex-BN ribside hoppers between the power and the tanks. The first thing the crew did was disembark and to go beans at a nearby grill.
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 10/27/2007 2:16:55 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7887(SD40-2) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 7864(SD40-2)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879 & 7864 WB On NS
Title:  BNSF 7879 & 7864 WB On NS
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/2/2007  Upload Date: 11/2/2007 11:49:51 AM
Location:  Seneca, MI
Author:  Ron Williams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 7864(SD40-2)
Views:  218   Comments: 1
From the road
Title:  From the road
Description:  For a stretch, the Transcon runs next to OK 15, making for easy shots, though not always the most scenic. An eastbound passes a westbound near Fargo.
Photo Date:  5/26/2008  Upload Date: 8/4/2016 3:17:18 AM
Location:  Fargo, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7242(SD40-2) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  Trailing on the Rock Train. Funny tp see the CSX stickers and other stuff(See below number, and even below that is a silver CSX plaque.)on this unit.
Photo Date:  6/15/2008  Upload Date: 6/15/2008 2:05:57 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  134   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  Moving the rock to Burlington. They combined two rock trains, one ballast and the other with rocks as big as VWs! The sound was incredible! W-LAWBUR
Photo Date:  6/21/2008  Upload Date: 6/22/2008 2:45:10 PM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Jim Matuska
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 3
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  Four different painted EMD's lead a ballast train U-STCSAV5 to Savanna, IL.
Photo Date:  6/21/2008  Upload Date: 7/27/2008 5:45:37 PM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Jeffrey Streiff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  155   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  Eastbound
Photo Date:  6/21/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 10:37:22 AM
Location:  Savanna, IL
Author:  Todd Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) EMD SD40-2 No. 7879
Title:  Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) EMD SD40-2 No. 7879
Description:  Westbound BNSF Empty Container train
Photo Date:  7/30/2008  Upload Date: 11/1/2008 6:50:09 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  140   Comments: 1
Westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Empty Container Train
Title:  Westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Empty Container Train
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/30/2008  Upload Date: 11/1/2008 7:00:16 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5021(C44-9W) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 6352(SD40-2)
Views:  188   Comments: 1
Westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Empty Container Train
Title:  Westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Empty Container Train
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/30/2008  Upload Date: 11/1/2008 8:26:02 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5021(C44-9W) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 6352(SD40-2)
Views:  187   Comments: 1
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Diesel Locomotives
Title:  Burlington Northern Santa Fe Diesel Locomotives
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/30/2008  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 6:42:29 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  BNSF 5021(C44-9W) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 6352(SD40-2)
Views:  290   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  Three SD40-2 types bring an EB stacker into La Crosse - the third unit just went into "crankcase overpressure" with a huge puff of blue-white exhaust.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/3/2008 10:02:12 AM
Location:  Onalaska, WI
Author:  Jim Matuska
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  152   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  S-TCBLPC
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/18/2008 11:15:19 PM
Location:  Onalaska, WI
Author:  Jeffrey Streiff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  151   Comments: 1
Hump Power
Title:  Hump Power
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/18/2008  Upload Date: 12/18/2008 8:09:34 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Matt Hagfors
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1914(SD39) BNSF 3972(Yard Slug) BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
Hump Power
Title:  Hump Power
Description:  One of three units working the hump at Northtown Yard. You can see some of the 7879s BN green coming through on the conductors side.
Photo Date:  2/16/2009  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 8:45:36 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  105   Comments: 1
Another day at Northtown
Title:  Another day at Northtown
Description:  Yet another day at Northtown for these units. The 3447 is going into the shops to grab a unit, and the slug set pushes more cars over the hump.
Photo Date:  2/25/2009  Upload Date: 2/25/2009 4:52:41 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3447(SW1500) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 1917(SD39) BNSF 3973(Yard Slug)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
Hump Set
Title:  Hump Set
Description:  The hump set is hard at work again as it pushes more cars over the Hump at Northtown Yard
Photo Date:  2/25/2009  Upload Date: 2/25/2009 4:53:47 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 1917(SD39) BNSF 3973(Yard Slug)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
090317011 BNSF 3973-1917-7879-1784-7878-7128 at Northtown Yard
Title:  090317011 BNSF 3973-1917-7879-1784-7878-7128 at Northtown Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 8:10:09 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 3973(Yard Slug) BNSF 1917(SD39) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 1784(SD40-2) BNSF 7878(SD40-2) BNSF 7128(SD40-2)
Views:  474   Comments: 2
090317015 BNSF Northtown Yard
Title:  090317015 BNSF Northtown Yard
Description:  Train is using tunnel under hump to pass from North Receiver to arrival tracks on opposite side of the hump lead
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 8:10:29 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 3973(Yard Slug) BNSF 1917(SD39) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 1784(SD40-2) BNSF 7878(SD40-2) BNSF 7128(SD40-2)
Views:  396   Comments: 1
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/6/2009  Upload Date: 9/29/2010 6:16:02 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Nathan Petersen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description:  A CSXized SD40-2 is now on the hump set. Can you tell the CSX additions?
Photo Date:  5/11/2009  Upload Date: 5/11/2009 9:22:43 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  118   Comments: 1
BNSF Northtown Yard Fuel Rack
Title:  BNSF Northtown Yard Fuel Rack
Description:  Check out the high nose GP9 in the backround!
Photo Date:  7/2/2009  Upload Date: 9/13/2009 8:03:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alan Myers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4487(C44-9W) BNSF 4994(C44-9W) BNSF 5717(AC44CW) BNSF 7879(SD40-2) BNSF 1685(GP9)
Views:  532   Comments: 0
BNSF 7879
Title:  BNSF 7879
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/3/2009  Upload Date: 8/3/2009 11:59:00 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Matt Hagfors
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7879(SD40-2)
Views:  146   Comments: 0


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