Could it be? Yes, an UNpatched BN SD60M in 2006. it's been 11 years since the BNSF merger, and there is still at least one BN unit, that hasn't been altered.
Before heading to the W Yard, I hopped out and grabbed this shot of our small train.
The "Lewis & Clark Explorer" RDC trio sit way back on the Morse Brothers property awaiting their fate. These are all ex BC Rail cars of the same numbers.
Taken from the cab of LLW SD9E 4433, this Z train heads towards Vancouver. He had to make a short stop at the Willamette River draw to wait for the bridge to get locked up.
567-equipped SD9 and 645-equipped GP40 are the power on the Linnton Switcher. The SD9 runs 100 times better than the GP40, wish I could get two SD9s to run together.
Before the Woods Train came down the hill, an extra garbage train was run from Headquarters to Longview. Part of this bridge burned down and was replaced with a metal structure. That is the ONLY... (more)
The Woods train is on the eastern (and wood) part of Bridge 8, which crosses over to Cowlitz River.
The Woods train heads across Bridge 10, in between Ostrander and Rocky Point.
The Woods train heads downhill near MP 9, bound for Longview.
The Day Linnton Switcher Relief pauses in the W Yard after dropping 50 cars off for the BN.
The Day Linnton Switcher Relief power is seen with the Wauna Turn's power in Linnton this morning.
The westbound Puget Sound & Pacific train from Centralia heads through Rochester with about 25 cars.
Looking from the P&W 1853, I grabbed this shot shortly before we tied up for the day. Kind of an odd lashup, but the 1501 and 102 were not MU'ed.
The Day Albany Switcher is seen waaaaaay down the old OE Sweet Home branch after pulling a 50-car cut past Queen Ave in Albany this afternoon. Thats the UP main in the foreground. The 1853 was r... (more)
Found these two GP40s while driving around the T-4/5/6 area this afternoon.