On August 28, 2017, NCDOT 1859 was on the westbound Southwest Chief. This unit was being transported to the Rail Propulsion Systems Fullerton, CA location for followup testing. This locomotive, an F59PH, was built over 20 years ago and outfitted with a Blended After Treatment System, or BATS, to comply with Tier IV and California's low pollution standards. This conversion was done in 2015. For more information: http://railpropulsion.com/latestnews/
With the recent addition of Siemens Charger locomotives being put into service in Washington and Oregon, AMTK 503 was being deadheaded to Beech Grove, IN for possible overhaul. This locomotive, a GE B32-8WH, otherwise known as a Dash 8, was built in 1991 and has been in service on the west coast on the Cascades and Coast Starlight trains. AMTK 503 was shot in Bernalillo, NM on December 1, 2017 on the eastbound Southwest Chief.