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Santa Fe Warbonnets from Zero to notch 8!Advertisement
Pacing this mile long consist from a dead stop to over 70 miles per hour in just over a mile shows the engineers notch 8 skills.
Located in the Tehachapi Pass area of California, these GE Dash 8-40BW locomotives displayed the Santa Fe War Bonnet paint scheme common for Santa Fe back in the early 90’s.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway originally ordered 83 of these GE locomotives to serve the cities of Atchison and Topeka, Kansas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Some quick facts about GE Dash 8-40BW locomotives:
- Builder – General Electric
- Build date – 1988 – 1992
- Original owners – The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
- Unit name – 8-40BW
- weight – 280,000 lbs
- power – diesel electric 4,000 hp
- Tractive effort – 68,000 lbf
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