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BNSF 3985
BNSF 3985 (a Tier 4 ET44C4) leads 3940, 4458, 4228 on a southbound BNSF 4+0 Z-train at the Cable Cross-overs at Cable, CA near the town of Tehachapi, CA at 5:09pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.
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BNSF 3944, GE ET44C4 (Tier 4)

BNSF 3944 is a GE ET44C4. Reportedly BNSF 3944 was built by GE in 2015 as an ET44C4, builder's number 63197.
BNSF 3944 on a manifest in Mojave
In Mojave, CA 6:02 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021, a Northbound (Westbound) BNSF Manifest, 4+2, is at Arroyo Ave., MP 379.43, with BNSF 8137, CN 2843, BNSF 7233, 3944 + 3278, 6655.

BNSF 3959, GE ET44C4 (Tier 4)

BNSF 3959 is a GE ET44C4. According to good sources BNSF 3959 was built in 2015 by GE as BNSF 3959 a model ET44C4 (Tier 4), builders number 63212.
BNSF 3959 leading an intermodal train at Ludlow
On Thursday, April 15, 2021, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) eastbound 3+2 Intermodal train is stopped on the BNSF Needles Subdivision at MP 691, East of Ludlow, CA at the National Trails Highway, Historic Route 66 crossing. BNSF 3959 is in the lead.. Power on the intermodal is BNSF 3959, 8321, 4105 + 6224, 4228.
BNSF 7058 & double stack train passing 3959 at Ludlow
At 10:33 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) 7058 led eastbound 4+0 double-stack train is passing a stopped EB intermodal train, lead by BNSF 3959, on the BNSF Needles Subdivision at MP 691, East of Ludlow, CA at the National Trails Highway, Historic Route 66 crossing.
BNSF 7160 & double stack train meeting 3959 at Ludlow
At 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) 7160 led westbound 4+2 double-stack train is passing a stopped EB intermodal train, lead by BNSF 3959, on the BNSF Needles Subdivision at MP 691, East of Ludlow, CA at the National Trails Highway, Historic Route 66 crossing. Power on the westbound is BNSF 7160, ?, 8256, 618 + 41??, 7098.
Eastbound intermodal in Siberia
At 12:07 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) 3959 led eastbound 3+2 intermodal is passing the ghost town of Siberia, CA, just off the National Trails Highway, Historic Route 66. Power on the intermodal is BNSF 3959, 8321, 4105 + 6224, 4228.

BNSF 3974, GE ET44C4 (Tier 4)

BNSF 3974 is a GE ET44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 3974 was built by GE in 2015 as a ET44C4 serial number 63227.
BNSF 3974 leading a stack train at Frost
At Frost, CA, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11:05 a.m., an eastbound 5+0 BNSF Railway (BNSF) double stack has BNSF 3974, 5967, 6780, 5046, 997.

BNSF 3985, ET44C4 (Tier 4)

According to good sources BNSF 3985 was built in 2015 by GE as BNSF 3985 a model ET44C4 (Tier 4), builders number 63238.
BNSF Z train at Cable
BNSF 3985 (a Tier 4 ET44C4) leads 3940, 4458, 4228 on a southbound BNSF 4+0 Z-train at the Cable Cross-overs at Cable, CA near the town of Tehachapi, CA at 5:09pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. BNSF 3985 was built in 2015 by GE as BNSF 3985 a model ET44C4 (Tier 4), builders number 63238.

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