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Horses of a different color

R.T. Challenger's picture

Out and about running errands this afternoon ( and staying away from anything CN) I swung by the Belknap Street facility in Superior and snapped a few images of the SD40-2s that the BNSF has been running on locals and yard jobs. 

With a fair amount of 3rd generation GE's and EMD's also present today these SD40-2s are a refreshing sight. At one time many of us would speak ill words seeing all those SD40-2s on trains but now they are a sought after subject in the railfan world. Even that other railroad has assigned many SD40-2s to ore trains and other freights that move around the northland.

So here we have two SD40-2s in different shades of color awaiting the next call to duty.

A GP28 rebuild in H1 stuffed in between.

I know in the future some will possibly lament about those old SD70ACes and ES44s but I am guessing they won't have the same following.

Kent Rengo
Duluth, MN