Thursday, January 20, 2011
New BNSF Unit
Winnipeg has a new BNSF engine. Thanks to a heads up from a local railfan, I went to the BNSF yard shortly before noon on Thursday to see the new unit, GP39E BNSF 2756. It and the "old" unit BNSF 3028 were both in the BNSF Manitoba yard on Lindsay Street. BNSF 3028 was put into the engine house and then 2756 followed.
It doesn't look a lot different than former Winnipeg resident BNSF 2743, seen here in September 2009, also a GP39E.
It looks like the horns are in slightly different spots, and BNSF 2756 has a horizontal white stripe between the green and black.
Presumably BNSF 3028 will be going home today or tomorrow on CN train 532.