Old 07-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Just read a report that BNSF's "Vomit Bonnet" is headed south on lease to Ferromex along with a bunch of other Grinstein Green units.

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Old 07-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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It's amazing that these first order SD70MAC's and AC4400's are about at the end of their lives.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
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I'm just glad BNSF didn't send them their SD60Ms...there's still hope they'll come back!
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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I'm just glad BNSF didn't send them their SD60Ms...there's still hope they'll come back!
There's a bunch of the SD-60's at Northtown still laid up, and it's not unusual to be short on power here, so................. fire them up!!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
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From what I understand, the lease FXE had on the BNSF units is up and they are supposed to be making their way back to the US by the end of this month
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If FXE is needing units from BNSF, then why are some of their own units on BNSF right now? One was here in town yesterday on a shuttle grain.

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I dont know why they would send sd70mac's to mexico when they have plenty of junker SD40's and SD60's and all those parked CW40-8's
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The "new" vomit bonnet:

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I dont know why they would send sd70mac's to mexico when they have plenty of junker SD40's and SD60's and all those parked CW40-8's
You hit it on its head Junker, Thinking they want the AC drive power only.
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The Vomit Commit went south in May so this is old news... it was in tough shape in need of repair, I don't want it back. It even had a turbo fire destroying some of the paint I think on the Conductor's side.
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