BNSF Passenger Train
Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:41 AM
I saw a couple of reflective vest and badge wearing gentlemen detrain and asked them what was going on. They said it was a marketing trip coming back from San Diego.
I thought a moment and then asked what passengers they were marketing to since they are a freight line.
Aha, took me a second - marketing to buyers of rail freight.
Anyways, just thought it was kinda interesting.
Oh, I have a bad pic of the dome car, but don't know how to post from my phone.
Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:30 AM
It's a lovely train on the inside. The badge wearing people were the BNSF special agents. All of the major railroads have a fleet of passenger cars for this purpose. With Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific, and Kansas City Southern having vintage locomotives pulling theirs.
CSX uses four F40PHs, NS, CP, and KCS use F9s, Union Pacific uses E9s, modern diesels, or steam. CN and BNSF use modern diesels exclusively. Hope that helps.
Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)
Steam Engines I've worked behind: Norfolk & Western No. 611; Nickel Plate Road No. 765; Southern Pacific No. 4449
Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:17 PM
Just a minor correction....that "polished aluminum" is actually stainless steel....
okay on the blue!
Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:22 AM
Yep, steel. If memory serves, classic cars are almost never polished aluminum.
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