BNSF Ballast or Coal Train? on Del Rio Sub

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#1
I was debating to post this pictures but I was just wondering where this westbound trains from and where is it going? This was the 2nd time I have seen it going west. Maybe Eagle Pass "Mexico" the power on it was BNSF EMD SD70ACe, GE ES44 at the head end and GE ES44 - GE 9-44CW DPU all empties open top hoppers? I caught it when I was leaving work today. Anybody have any idea about this train? Please excuse the quality of the shot. The only camera was my 1st gen iPhone:confused:
 

ES44AC

What is your malfunction?
#3
It's them older steel coal cars, looks like they transformed it to be rotaries, ballast cars have different doors at the bottom.
I don't remember seeing three bay cars like that with a rotary coupler like the those on the Trinity RD4's
 
#4
> That would have been a revenue unit
> train of taconite from north of Duluth, MN, to the Altos
> Hornos steel mill in Frontera. The train crossed into
> Mexico at Eagle Pass.
>
> --- On Wed, 1/27/10, walt parsons
> wrote:
>
> > I saw a BNSF trackage rights train on the SP/UP
> Sunset
> > route westbound approaching Kirby Yd. in San Antonio
> today;
> > a unit ballast train I would assume, as the whole
> train was
> > made up of ballast and what looked like reconditioned
> older
> > coal hoppers, freshly painted, with swoosh logos! My
> > question is, why would BNSF be running ballast trains
> on the
> > UP's rails, and where would they be going??
 
#6
That would be an iron ore train from The Duluth Superior are to El Passo. Theres one they run down from Galesburg every once in awhile. They had a big discussion about this train on PeoriaRailsyahoo back in October.
 


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