25 Locomotive BNSF Power Move
BNSF readies 25 GE C44-9W’s for service!
Located outside Parkville, Missouri on the Saint Joe Sub, BNSF heads to Topeka, Kansas in a redistribution of power units.
All of the locomotive units weigh approximately 400,000 pounds giving the train a total of 5,000 tons of weight!
Some railroad terms:
- Consist- a group or formation of locomotives and/or railcars.
- DIC-dead in consist- deadheading or having no power turned on.
- DIB-delay in block- if you stop or slow to below 10mph, you have to be prepared to stop at the next signal.
Let us know if you have ever seen a grouping of locomotives being transported in a procession such as this! It must be awesome to see!