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This Is A Coal Train

February 16, 2010

I posted some shots yesterday of BNSF 4815. It was a train of empty hoppers that bore a resemblance to a coal train, but I had doubts because, well, it just didn’t look right.

BNSF 5746 EB through Stafford, TX on Jan. 10, 2010

This is what a coal train is supposed to look like: AC power, aluminum hoppers and…

DPU's shoving on the BNSF 5746 at Stafford, TX on Jan. 10,2010

…DPU’s at the back end of the train. This train of Powder River Basin coal is destined for NRG Corporation’s Big Cajun II plant at New Roads, LA, between Lafayette and Baton Rouge.

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