BNSF Transfer  Contributor's Pick!       
BNSF Transfer Job Y-BIR104 passing through 2nd Avenue in Birminghm, Al. on their way back to East Thomas Yard after interchanging with NS at North Yard, what a fine sight this was to see this GP40X leading the BNSF Transfer, the GP40X is one of my favorite early model locomotives with those flared radiators which remind me of SD45s, which is another one of my favorite locomotives, BNSF has 10 of these GP40Xs numbered 3030 through 3039 & arent commonly seen & when you do see them theyre in local & yard service. Back when these GP40X's were released into service on Santa Fe they were in high priority intermodal service, now they've been demoted to yard & local service with all the newer power BNSF has purchased in the last several years, good to still see them in any kind of service at all, better than being scrapped for sure, but we all know they will not last forever, eventually SD40-2's will bump all the 4 axle power off the roster, either sold or leased to other railroads or worse they'll be scrapped.
Date: 5/8/2013 Location: Birmingham, AL   Map Show Birmingham on a rail map Views: 283 Collection Of:   William H. Davis Jr.
Locomotives: BNSF 3036(GP40X) BNSF 3142(GP50)    Author:  William H. Davis Jr.
BNSF Transfer
Picture Categories: Scenic,Signal,Action This picture is part of album:  BNSF Transfer
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Name Type Comments Date
Fred Stuckmann General I like that SD45 look too, nice shot. 5/11/2013 9:57:21 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks 5/11/2013 12:08:39 PM
Bernie Feltman General Nice shot 5/12/2013 11:27:31 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks 5/12/2013 11:28:42 AM
Chris S General Great catch, great lashup, fine shot William 5/12/2013 10:33:51 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks 5/13/2013 12:12:18 AM
Alex Vaughn General Good shot, nice catch! 5/16/2013 2:05:43 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks Alex 5/16/2013 7:05:34 AM

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