Photo By: Kevin Morgan

This southbound HLAUDEN (Laurel, MT to Denver, CO) is about to pass beneath US-36. The train has an ES44C4 on the point. Despite having six axles, only four of them are powered, making this unit an A1A-A1A unit (instead of a C-C unit). The center axles are not powered, but help to disperse the weight of the unit on the rails. So far, only BNSF has ordered these. What's more, EMD will be competing with the C4 by creating their own similar unit. EMDs unit will differ slightly in that their truck configuration will be B1-1B. The unit will be called an SD70ACe-P4 and should be arriving any time.

Note the conductor in the cab, giving a friendly wave!
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User Comments (3)

Posted By Brandon Schwenk On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 At 2:01:04 AM (PT)

It's nice to see you back posting pictures Keven. Iv checked your sight every week since lasting june hoping your doing well. Love your shots on the front range sub. I'm a student conductor on the mainfests, hope to see you out more often.


Posted By Webmaster On Monday, March 4, 2013 At 9:02:49 PM (PT)

Paul, most of the snow did indeed melt away as it was a beautiful weekend. However, we got another inch or so today, so most spots off the road have a new layer today. Still nothing like what it sounds like Salt Lake has.


Posted By Paul Bottino On Monday, March 4, 2013 At 8:07:43 PM (PT)

Great pictures Kevin, it looks like your snow is about gone. I just came back from Salt Lake, they still have lots of snow around.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Westminster, CO

Subdivision
Front Range (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
Church Ranch Lake




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
ES44C4
Unit Number
BNSF 6727

Symbol
HLAUDEN1-02A
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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