Thursday, January 20, 2011

New BNSF Unit

BNSF 2756 in Winnipeg
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.
BNSF 2743 in Winnipeg
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.

3 comments:

Zartok-35 said...

The 2756 has a different cab from most GP30 rebuilds, giving it a hunch back look, not unlike the C39-8.

Train Geek said...

Hmm, I guess I never noticed that. The cab was pointing away from me so I didn't get a good look at it. I'll keep an eye out for that. Thanks for pointing that out!

Karl said...

I thought it was interesting that it has a cab shade on top of the all weather window. I have never seen that before.