BNSF's Panhandle Sub

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Got these today while waiting in Miami, TX for MofW equipment to arrive.

Lead unit on eastbound COFC/TOFC; bad paint or she has been working hard!
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Still pretty even with the BNSF sticker under the road number!

UP Scott

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That 4579 looks like it was working hard and burned a bit. All nice catches.

Yes, it's been a long time for me... If anyone remembers. :)
Got a few more pics today
Caught a westbound local heading toward Amarillo; lead unit was built 11-1981 as ATSF 5175

Became BNSF 6903

Renumbered BNSF 1743

Middle unit was built 4-1981 as ATSF GP50 3834

Trailing unit was built 3-1978 as BN 8010

Became BNSF 8010 before being renumbered into her current road number

UP Scott

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Great pictures. I have a question about BNSF1741 & 1661, there is a flat platform looking thing over the cab windows I am not sure of. Is that something for the AC or like BNSF 1743, looks like antennas for remote operations or maybe DPU? I've been away from the tracks for a long time, I need to catch up to things... :)

UP Scott

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Interesting... Thanks Bill, I wasn't sure about that, I don't believe I've seen them before until now. I would have thought something different for that function, but... :) Thanks again. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to