U-Haul wrote:How many of the famous ATSF Red (now. most pinkish) Warbonnets are left? There are about a dozen GP60Ms, a dozen or more of the -8s in four and six axle versions plus some -9s There is sprinkling of SD75Is, but all GP60Bs have been repainted. C44-9Ws 607,665, 666, the 680's except for 681 and 684, and 699 are confirmed to be still in Warbonnet. C40-8Ws 841 888 are also confirmed. GP60Ms 104, 111, 150 and B40-8Ws 528, 568 are also confirmed.The 666 was renumbered to (I believe) the 599 for obvious reasons.
U-Haul wrote:Seems to have been a religious decsion to renumber ATSF 666. I think some people at BNSF have Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (Fear of the number 666.)The main reason for the re-numbering was to discourage the graffiti that always seemed to adorn the interior of this particular locomotives cab.
Engineer James wrote:Wow, I from what I gather crews were doing that??? That's kinda funny.... *LOL*
Could they repaint alot of those PINK Warbonnets? or are they trying to Help Support Breast Cancer?? *No pun intended....
As Long as they do not paint them in the new BNSF scheme they are fine.....
Engineer James wrote:Really? I always wondered about the Gp60's. Did they always travel with their "B" unit?In the early nineties is was quite common for A-B-B-A sets to be on the point of UPS and other high priority trains.