Westbound BNSF Empty Coal Train with New Power
BNSF 8796 (SD70ACe) and BNSF 5775 (ES44AC) lead empty coal hoppers west approaching the depot at Western Springs, IL on the former CB&Q mainline west out of Chicago. I have no way of knowing if this was indeed the 8796's 1st trip, but I do know it was but recently delivered. A black-and-white photo of this same train farther east in Blue Island is the oldest photo of this unit in RRPictureArchives.net. I also have no idea why this train and the Metra local that preceded it were using what would normally have been the eastbound local passenger main.
Photographed by Warren Beckwith, October 12, 2013.
Added to the photo archive by Warren Beckwith, May 31, 2022.
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