Beep and GP40

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Post by Komachi »

IT LIVES!!!!!!! :-D :-D

And looking mighty fine for here age, too. A testiment to the shop crews at Cleburne.

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Post by cajon »

For info on Santa Fe's GP40 2964: http://atsf.railfan.net/gp40/

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Post by Tadman »

I saw the Beep in person last week, sitting in the SE corner of the Topeka shop complex. It's pretty clean too.
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Post by uhaul »

glad to here good Beep news Tadman.

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Post by ThePointyHairedBoss »

Wow! She's even still in the pinstripe livery! Now THATS how ALL BNSF units should be painted! :-D

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Post by CNW1212 »

I love the BNSF roster. It has some of the oldest locomotives for any class 1 railroad. I was looking through some old pictues that I had taken last year, and found one of an ex ATSF GP40X, leading a Dash 8-40CW on a stacktrain! Only BNSF would run power like that. I have seen a lot of old BN SD9s too! It's great that some railroad will keep them in service. Don't they have an old baldwin SWBLW with a rebuilt EMD engine, at on of thier shops? 1460 is the number I belive. Have any of you seen 1717 latley? He came through a few months ago, and I'm wondering where he is now. I just saw the christmas train on the CP today. It was holding up a BNSF coal train, and a CP Rail mix freight.

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Post by tj48 »

The row of lights(?) on the side of the cab? Is the unit set up for remote control?
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Post by GN 599 »

BNSF 1717 is in storage in Topeka now.
What a long strange trip its been.

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Post by uhaul »

I think you should put that post in a different thread GN 599. www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26936

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Post by GN 599 »

Hey I was just telling him about a locomotive he mentioned on this thread. If I were going to talk about the SD9's I would start a new thread. :wink: Anyway long live the beep!
What a long strange trip its been.

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Post by uhaul »

My apologies GN 599.

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Re: Beep and GP40

Post by Leo_Ames »

If the new issue of Trains is to be belived, the Beep is done. :(

I hope she finds a nice home to enjoy retirement in rather than a scrapyard.

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Re: Beep and GP40

Post by atsf sp »

I was in Topeka but i didn't find the BNSF shops. If I knew they had this engine I would have looked harder. Too bad.
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Re: Beep and GP40

Post by GN 599 »

Its still on the roster, though I am not sure if its operational. All it takes is a good recession to wipe out stuff like that.
What a long strange trip its been.

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Re: Beep and GP40

Post by Leo_Ames »

The story said it was stored operable, but won't be returning to active service.

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