BNSF On The Southern Transcon
BNSF criss crosses the wide open spaces of New Mexico and Arizona
When you think of a model train layout, you may think of beautiful scenery that some of the BNSF subdivisions inspire.
Set against the hills in New Mexico, the crew of the these two BNSF consists get to see some of that beautiful landscape as they navigate the bridge.
Both consists are made up of what are commonly referred to as “intermodal” cars. The average intermodal train lengths average 8,200 feet long.
The first consist crossing the bridge has 2 designated power units weighing in at approximately 400,000 pounds with 4,400 horse power each.
The second consist waits for the first to mostly clear the bridge before adding the weight of its 4 locomotives (1,600,000lbs) to the structure.
As of November, 2019, the railroads in general employed around 198,500 people.
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