Charles Freericks's Collection
Owner: BNSF Railway
Model:GE C44-9WBuilt As:BNSF 4043 (C44-9W)
Serial Number:54303Order No:1960
Frame Number: Built:8/2003
Other locos with this serial:  BNSF 4043(C44-9W)
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UP & BNSF race in Cajon
Title:  UP & BNSF race in Cajon
Description:  BNSF Dash 9 and UP AC leads their trains in the same compass direction at Mormon Rocks. The BNSF train will head towards Bartsow, and possibly on to the Transcon, while the UP train is going up towards Tehachapi and the Fresno Sub, possibly on to Roseville. #5439 arrived on the UP on April 2005. UP calls CTE equipt AC4400CWs C44AC-CTEs, so to differentiate the ES44ACs (like 5439), they are called C45AC-CTE. In my experience, these are among the only units where railfans use the railroad designation, and not the manufacturer model. One UP rail has dubbed these GEVOs "Super Twinkies."
Photo Date:  7/2/2006  Upload Date: 7/23/2007 10:07:18 AM
Location:  Cajon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Locomotives:  UP 5439(AC45CCTE) BNSF 4043(C44-9W) UP 3986(SD70M)
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BNSF string of stacks
Title:  BNSF string of stacks
Description:  Westbound stacks climb the grade at Vail, and begin to slow for Hobart Yard. Too bad that SD60M wasn't elephant style too. For anyone who's not been to Commerce, it's quite an experience watching these come in. The platform is actually between the main line and a yard track, so you can often be trapped here. And these big stackers come in from the east, often at pretty high rates of speed, while the eastbounds come in fairly slow, building speed as they go. This was shot on Fujichrome Provia 100F.
Photo Date:  7/19/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 11:38:07 PM
Location:  Commerce, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Locomotives:  BNSF 4043(C44-9W)
Views:  906   Comments: 2

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