BNSF 28 Unit Power Move
True railfans love to see massive power on the move!
Redistribution of power units is a great catch if you are a true railfan. Here you have 28 BNSF units heading through Agency, IA on the BNSF Ottumwa Subdivison.
These locomotives coulds be sold and/or rehabbed and purchased for short line or overseas use.
A rare catch as a “consist” of 28 locomotives put on quite a display!
This consist (meaning formation) is using two powered units in front and two DPU‘s (distributed power units) at the rear. All of the rest are DIC‘s (meaning dead in consist or in formation).
All of the locomotive units are weighing in at approximately 400,000 pounds giving the train a total of 5,600 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!