Need help identifying these units

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I am currently working on BNSF's La Junta Sub between Dodge City, Kansas & Hutchinson,KS.

A few miles east of Dodge City I saw these 2 units parked; I don't believe they are being used. There are several large grain elevators that may have used them at one time.
I was able to get this shot as we drove past them this afternoon; I'll try and get a better pic.


Bill Anderson

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My 1977-80 Burlington Northern annual lists 1702 as former Northern Pacific GP9 202, assigned to the Camas Praire Railroad. It was rebuilt with a low front hood in 1979 at the old GN shops at Hillyard (Spokane) WA. after tumbling into the Clearwater River near Lewiston, ID in 1976.

If this is the same unit, maybe it got wrecked and rebuilt a second time and BN didn't bother installing a cab.
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Bill Anderson

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Does anyone know the history of BNSF GP9B 1702? From its Cascade green paint, it looks like a former BN unit, but not necessarily BN 1702 if it was renumbered after the BN+ ATSF merger. 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