Posted By Webmaster On Wednesday, December 30, 2009 At 2:22:24 PM (PT)
BNSF only owns SD70MACs (not counting the ACe) while UP only has SD70M. The MACs that BNSF owns have AC traction motors and therefore run on coal trains, as you noted. Since the SD70Ms has DC traction, is it rare to see them on coal trains these days.
Posted By Brandon Schwenk (BNSF) On Wednesday, December 30, 2009 At 2:15:18 PM (PT)
But doesnt BNSF on there coal line run the SD70m alot? Y doesnt UP do the same thing
Posted By Webmaster On Sunday, December 20, 2009 At 2:35:57 AM (PT)
Yeah, that's what I was looking at. Very unusual to see a unit with DC traction on a coal train anymore! Must have had other power problems and they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
Posted By Frank Keller On Saturday, December 19, 2009 At 9:05:06 PM (PT)
I would say what looks like an SD70M as the trailing unit
Posted By firstname.lastname@example.org On Saturday, December 19, 2009 At 8:08:44 PM (PT)
is it the last emd or more likely the elephant style? should have stopped and said hi today, hi