Burlington Northern Santa Fe

The Gassman Coulee Trestle
BNSF Railway (BNSF) 6206 is leading a 1+0 eastbound train on the BNSF on the Gassman Coulee Trestle, west of Minot, ND at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
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BNSF 6060, BNSF GE ES44AC

BNSF 6060 is a GE ES44AC. Reportedly: BNSF 6060 was built by GE in 2006 as an ES44AC serial number 57035.
BNSF 6060 at Reno Junction, WY
At Reno Junction, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, a westbound 2+2 BNSF Railway (BNSF) coal train passes the Black Thunder West Mine. Power is BNSF 6060, 8438 + 9142, CREX 1318.

BNSF 6077, BNSF GE ES44AC

BNSF 6077 is an ES44AC. Reportedly: BNSF 6077 was built by GE in 2006 as a ES44AC serial number 57052.
BNSF 6077 leading a coal train in Wyoming
At Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, is BNSF Railway (BNSF) 6077, 9763 + 9026 on a 2+1 eastbound coal train.

BNSF 6144, BNSF GE ES44AC

BNSF 6144 is a ES44AC. Reportedly: BNSF 6144 was built by GE in 2007 as an ES44AC serial number 57641.
BNSF 6144 leading WB Empty Coal in the Powder River Basin
At Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, is BNSF Railway (BNSF) a 2+2 westbound empty coal train has 6144, 9985 + 9980, 6282.

BNSF 6206, BNSF GE ES44AC

According to good sources BNSF 6206 was built in 2007 by GE as BNSF 6206 a model ES44AC, builders number 57703.
BNSF 6206 on the Gassman Coulee Trestle
BNSF Railway (BNSF) 6206 is leading a 1+0 eastbound train on the BNSF on the Gassman Coulee Trestle, west of Minot, ND at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

BNSF 6219, BNSF GE ES44AC

According to good sources BNSF 6219 was built in 2007 by GE as BNSF 6219 a model ES44AC, builders number 57716.
BNSF Coal Train in Kansas City, Mo.
BNSF 6219 leads a coal train in The Bottoms of East Kansas City at Santa Fe Junction on Saturday, June 29, 2019. BNSF 6219 & 8405 are the head end power and 6326 is the rear facing DPU.

BNSF 6282, BNSF GE ES44AC

BNSF 6282 is a ES44AC. Reportedly: BNSF 6282 was built by GE in 2008 as an ES44AC serial number 59621.
BNSF 6282 on a WB Empty Coal in the Powder River Basin
At Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, is BNSF Railway (BNSF) a 2+2 westbound empty coal train has 6144, 9985 + 9980, 6282.

BNSF 6326, BNSF GE ES44AC

According to good sources BNSF 6326 was built in 2009 by GE as BNSF 6326 a model ES44AC, builders number 59931.
BNSF Coal Train in Kansas City, Mo.
BNSF 6219 leads a coal train in The Bottoms of East Kansas City at Santa Fe Junction on Saturday, June 29, 2019. BNSF 6219 & 8405 are the head end power and 6326 is the rear facing DPU.

BNSF 6349, GE ES44AC

BNSF 6349 is a GE ES44AC. Reportedly: BNSF 6349 was built by GE in 2009 as a ES44AC serial number 59964.
BNSF 6349 leading an empty coal in the Powder River Basin
At Logan Hill, WY, onTuesday, July 30, 2019, is BNSF Railway (BNSF) 6349 and 5624 on a westbound empty coal train.

BNSF 6391, GE ES44AC

BNSF 6391 is a GE ES44AC. Reportedly: BNSF 6391 was built by GE in 2009 as an ES44AC serial number 60006.
BNSF 6391 on a coal train in Wyoming
At Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, is BNSF Railway (BNSF) 9278, 6391 + 5651 on a 2+1 eastbound coal train.

BNSF 6530, GE ES44C4

According to good sources BNSF 6530 was built in 2010 by GE as BNSF 6530 a model ES44C4, builders number 60188.
BNSF 6530 in a consist at Mojave
At 9 am on Friday, May 24, 2019 BNSF ES44C4 7151 leads a BNSF southbound 4+0 Z-train at Mojave, CA. The power for this train was 7151, 7801, 6530, 8061.
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BNSF 6581 GE ES44C4
  • At 7:40 pm on May 15, 2013 BNSF 6581 (new), 6583 (new), 5136, 4009, 5604 and 5035 lead an EB (SB) manifest climb out of Caliente, CA in the Tehachapi mountains.
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  • At 7:41 pm on May 15, 2013 BNSF 6581 (new), 6583 (new), 5136, 4009, 5604 and 5035 lead an EB (SB) manifest out of Caliente, CA and are approaching Tunnel 1 in the Tehachapi mountains.
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BNSF 6660, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6660 is an ES44C4. Reportedly BNSF 6660 was built in 2011 by GE as a ES44C4 BNSF 6660 serial number 60330.
BNSF 6660 on a grain train at Minot
BNSF Rwy. (BNSF) ES44C4 6660 is leading an eastbound grain train at Soo Tower in Minot, ND at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The consist was BNSF 6660 +2 and no DPU.
BNSF 6681 GE ES44C4
A BNSF EB (SB) Officer's Special, symbol FPOALA-21, is led by BNSF 6681 detouring through San Jose, CA at 1:23 p on May 22, 2013.

BNSF 6697, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6697 is a GE ES44C4. Reportedly BNSF 6697 was built by GE in 2011 as a ES44C4 BNSF 6697 serial number 60367.
Light engines on the Gassman Coulee Trestle
BNSF Railway (BNSF) 6697 is in a set of light engines. BNSF 8886 is leading a light engines westbound on the Gassman Coulee Trestle, west of Minot, ND at 5:38 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The consist was BNSF 8886 and 6697.
BNSF 6701 GE ES44C4

BNSF 6727, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6727 is an an ES44C4. Reportedly it was built by GE in 2011 as an ES44C4, builder's number 60397.
BNSF 6727 Leading at Tunnel 3
At 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, after meeting UP 8501, BNSF double stack, 3+2, 6727, 7550, 7548 + 8225, 8140 leaves Bealville southbound (eastbound) and enters Tunnel 3 on it's journey to Barstow.

BNSF 6737 EMD SD40-2

Reportedly (sources) BNSF 6737 was former ATSF 5078 built by EMD in Oct. 1979 serial number 786219-8 frame number 786210-8 order number 786219 renumbered and relettered BNSF 6737 in April 1998. It has since been renumbered to BNSF 1618.
BNSF 6737 in Vancouver, WA
BNSF SD40-2 6737 in patched ATSF paint leads a set of different painted SD40-2s on the point of a westbound manifest in Vancouver, WA on June 4, 2007.
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  • Photo of BNSF 6737
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BNSF 6818, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6818 is a ES44C4. Reportedly BNSF 6818 was built in 2011 by GE as a ES44C4 BNSF 6818 serial number 60629.
BNSF 6818 on a train in Minot
BNSF Rwy. (BNSF) C44-9W 4019 is leading a westbound 2+1 grain train at Soo Tower in Minot, ND at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The consist was BNSF 4019, 6818 + 8201.
BNSF 6821 GE ES44C4
At 7:43 am on May 16, 2013 a southbound BNSF Stack train with 6821, 7475, 4190, 6652 exits Tunnel 2 into hazy morning light. Tunnel 2 is between Bealville and Caliente, CA in the Tehachapi mountains, east of Bakersfield, CA.

BNSF 6825, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6825 is a ES44C4. Reportedly BNSF 6825 was built in 2011 by GE as a ES44C4 BNSF 6825 serial number 60562.
BNSF 6825 on a stack train at Minot
BNSF Rwy. (BNSF) SD70ACe 8553 is leading a westbound 4+0 stack train at Soo Tower in Minot, ND at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The consist was BNSF 8553, 6825, 4480, ?.

BNSF 6859, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6859 is a GE ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6859 was built by GE in 2012 as a Tier III compliant ES44C4 serial number 60823.
BNSF 6859 leading a stack train in the Powder River Basin
At Reno Junction, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, is a westbound BNSF Railway (BNSF) 2+0 double stack train led by BNSF 6859, 7027. Double stack trains are being routed via the Orin Subdivision since the decline of coal traffic.

BNSF 6876, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6876 is a ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6876 was built by GE in 2012 as an ES44C4 serial number 60593.
BNSF 6876 on an intermodal train
At Frost, CA, near Victorville, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 1:45 p.m. is a westbound 2+1 BNSF Railway (BNSF) intermodal train. This intermodal train has 4212, 6876 + 7058.

BNSF 6881, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6881 is a ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6881 was built by GE in 2012 as an ES44C4 serial number 60598.
6881 on a WB Intermodal at Ash Hill
At 4:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, a westbound 5+0 intermodal has BNSF 6881, 7012, 4295, 8022, 3943 at Ash Hill, CA.

BNSF 6926, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6926 is a ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6926 was built by GE in 2012 as an ES44C4 serial number 60860.
BNSF 6926 on a westbound at Ash Hill
On Thursday, April 15, 2021, a westbound 2+0 intermodal has BNSF 8350 and 6926 at Ash Hill, CA.

BNSF 6939, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6939 is a GE ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6939 was built by GE in 2012 as a ES44C4 serial number 60873.
BNSF 6939 on a double stack
At Hesperia, CA, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 9 a.m., an eastbound 4+0 BNSF Railway (BNSF) double stack train has 3269, 3990, 6939, 7631.

BNSF 6955, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6955 is an ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6955 was built by GE in 2012 as an ES44C4 serial number 60889.
BNSF 6955 leading a commodity train
On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in East Barstow at 4:15 p.m. a westbound BNSF Railway (BNSF) 3+3+2 bulk commodities (Cottonseed) train has 6955, 5660, 9766 + 4196, 8332, 5150 + 5078, 7069. An eastbound autroacks enters the scene as the westbound passes.

BNSF 6956, GE ES44C4

BNSF 6956 is a ES44C4. Reportedly: BNSF 6956 was built by GE in 2012 as a ES44C4 serial number 60890.
BNSF 6956 leading a double stack
At Frost, CA, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 12:10 p.m., a westbound 3+0 BNSF Railway (BNSF) double stack has BNSF 6956, 5411, CSX Railroad (CSX) 854.
6956 on an EB intermodal at Ash Hill
At 2:39 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) eastbound intermodal is led BNSF7971, 5411, 6956, 4350, 7711 on the BNSF Needles Subdivision at Ash Hill, CA.

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