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Half and Half

December 26, 2010

Two Oakway SD60’s on lease to BN and two BN C30-7’s are in run-8 at Larkspur, CO as they drag a loaded coal train up the 1.4% grade of the BN/D&RGW joint line south of Denver.

It’s an interesting power consist in that half of the units are current (for 1989) generation SD60’s, the other two are 1970’s era C30-7’s.

BN Coal train with Oakway SD60's at larkspur,CO

A Texas-bound coal train battles the 1.4% grade at Larkspur,CO on Jan. 16, 1989

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  1. March 27, 2011 12:41 pm

    I wish I had been able ho wrap my hand around the throttle of this big boy. I was an Engineer for 15 years before changing careers, never thought I would miss the Railroad so much, but I do.

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