Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

The ES44C4 (shown here) is something of joint venture between BNSF and GE. 25 units have been delivered to BNSF. They are A1A-A1A units, meaning the center axle on either truck is a dummy axle; it does not have a traction motor. The theory is that 4 AC traction motors provide roughly the same tractive effort (at track speed) as 6 DC traction motors. If the units pan out, BNSF plans to run them on intermodal trains on the Transcon to save on traction motor costs.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Westminster, CO

Subdivision
Front Range (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 11




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
ES44C4
Unit Number
BNSF 6610

Symbol
QTACDEN1-25A
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
320
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/320 seconds
Aperture
f/6.3


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