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So with three SD60M's and an SD70MAC, what were the odds that the MAC may have led? Turns out it's not a 25% chance. In fact, the odds are next to zero that the MAC was in the lead. BNSF has a policy that if there are AC and DC units mixed on a train, a DC unit must be on the point. If the AC unit was on the point, the engineer could actually burn out the traction motors on the DC units without realizing it from the AC unit on the point. With the DC unit leading, the risk of burning out the traction motors is greatly reduced.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Brighton, CO

Subdivision
Brush (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 534 (Irondale)




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
SD60M
Unit Number
BNSF 8193

Symbol
MDENEDG1-05A
   

Past Number(s)
ex-BNSF 9293


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