A southbound coal drag, lead by CSX AC44CW 426 passes over the city of Kennesaw's recently opened pedestrian tunnel. The murals continue at the other end of the tunnel and tell the story of the Andrews Raid and the locomotive "General."
CN's primary choices- C44-9W, C40-8M, and ES44DC. It has been said that the CN ES44DCs are having engine problems...Perhapd Hunter Harrison can't understand the 'Quick start' environmental systems in the engines? I can see the CN 115 again, so it must be Spring now.
BNSF #6602 is the rear DPU on a Inside Gateway Trunk train. This was the 1st test run with the GE test car right behind the two lead C4's... This was my 1st attempt at catching these second trip to the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision..
A west-bound BNSF manifest waits at the Helena depot for a set of helpers after changing crew.
I was able to catch a helper set heading back towards Helena up at Blossberg later that day:
BNSF #3002 leads two other 4-axle power through the curve east of the East switch North Dalles to points westward in Washington state. The grain cars right behind the power were probably added to the train in Pasco to move to the Vancouver/Portland area.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight is coasting through a curve at Kalama, Washington (MP 109 - Seattle Sub). Today's consist has the Amtrak #115, 120 & 507. Two of the three are 'normal' engines used in pool service on the Coast Starlight Long distance trains.
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