BNSF 5840 heads west through Colona, IL heading for Silvis to drop off these 35 SD40-2 units. This was amazing to see. They just kept coming and coming! Ha.

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    • Logan Hudson
      Logan Hudson

      They headed to storage?

      about 22 hours ago
    • Matthew Spika
      Matthew Spika In reply to Logan Hudson

      Well, they were heading to NRE's facility to be prepped for new owners

      about 22 hours ago
    • james mcafee
      james mcafee

      Where are those tunnel motors diesels going to and the former BNSF units going to as well

      about 6 days ago
    • Michael Frame
      Michael Frame

      A funeral train.
      Thanks for all the train trips✔
      and paychecks!

      about 12 days ago
    • lakaboy 6282
      lakaboy 6282

      Fun fact majority are SD40T-2s not SD40-2s

      about 13 days ago
    • lakaboy 6282
      lakaboy 6282 In reply to lakaboy 6282

      Atlantic Coast Line lol

      about 1 day ago
    • Atlantic Coast Line
      Atlantic Coast Line In reply to lakaboy 6282

      @lakaboy 6282 r/woooosh to me then lol

      about 1 day ago
    • lakaboy 6282
      lakaboy 6282 In reply to lakaboy 6282

      @Atlantic Coast Line I know that i just wanted to be a foamer right there lmao

      about 1 day ago
    • Atlantic Coast Line
      Atlantic Coast Line In reply to lakaboy 6282

      They're both part of the SD40 series so that doesn't matter

      about 2 days ago
    • Bryson Grondin
      Bryson Grondin

      Look at all those tunnel motors! Wow!

      about 14 days ago
    • Ortho Chlordane
      Ortho Chlordane

      Wow!!

      about 17 days ago
    • J. M . Youngquist
      J. M . Youngquist

      A lot of old tunnel Motors kind of sad to see them go

      about 18 days ago
    • J. M . Youngquist
      J. M . Youngquist In reply to J. M . Youngquist

      I put in a lot of hours and a lot of years on them tunnel motors
      Rio Grande/ Southern Pacific /Union Pacific !

      about 17 days ago
    • LegoWormNoah101
      LegoWormNoah101

      That's a lot of cylinders! How many? Well, there's 16 in each locomotive, multiply by 35, and you get:



      *560 CYLINDERS!*

      about 21 day ago
    • Matthew Spika
      Matthew Spika In reply to LegoWormNoah101

      Cool way of thinking about it!

      about 21 day ago
    • Albert Cyphers
      Albert Cyphers

      Power move my ass it's a funeral train

      about 21 day ago
    • Matthew Spika
      Matthew Spika In reply to Albert Cyphers

      Rip

      about 21 day ago
    • trainwatcher woowoo
      trainwatcher woowoo

      Megapowermove

      about 22 days ago
    • Milton Smith
      Milton Smith

      Technically speaking, the former UP engines ("Union Pacific" painted out) were SD45T-2's, and were formerly owned by the late, great, Southern Pacific Railroad. There were also some BN and ATSF SD40-2's in this large power move. Alas, the locomotives were probably on their way for retirement and scraping.

      about 25 days ago
    • Wisconsin Railfan
      Wisconsin Railfan

      Those are SD40T-2s

      about 29 days ago
    • Matthew Spika
      Matthew Spika In reply to Wisconsin Railfan

      Yes

      about 29 days ago
    • Trainguy1717 IRL
      Trainguy1717 IRL

      how many locomotives can we attach to each other?
      Engineer: *yes*

      about 1 month ago
    • TrainFan119
      TrainFan119

      The only sd40-2’s were the ex BN and BNSF engines. The others were EX Union Pacific sd40T-2’s not trying to be rude

      about 1 month ago
    • S.M.G.
      S.M.G.

      Your load of locomotives has arrived.

      about 1 month ago
    • Norman Aabye
      Norman Aabye

      Holy cow!!

      about 1 month ago
    • propeller blades
      propeller blades

      The only engines that were online were the 2 in the front and the 2 in the back. The sd40s are dead units that are being towed away. Probably being sold or leased. I work for NS and usually when you see that many engines they're not used for power. The EPA will only allow a maximum of 12 axles in the lead and a pusher or 2 on the end to cut down on emissions.

      about 1 month ago
    • Hunter Riley
      Hunter Riley

      Wow! Cool as hell !!👍😎

      about 1 month ago
    • Blackscorpion1963
      Blackscorpion1963

      I've got a total of 39 locomotives. Bit of power for sure. Nice capture dude.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ray Larkin
      Ray Larkin In reply to Blackscorpion1963

      I wondered. I have a phone and thought it was 40, a number I had never seen before it wasn't sure. Thanks for the count. 👍

      about 4 days ago
    • peter james
      peter james

      what makes that awful screeching noise ,,what causes it

      about 2 months ago
    • Matthew Spika
      Matthew Spika In reply to peter james

      The wheels (flanges) curving around on the rail

      about 2 months ago
    • steven j
      steven j

      I counted 39. Including the 4 that weren’t ripe yet. I’ll just go to my room

      about 2 months ago
    • Lynne Ferencik
      Lynne Ferencik

      What a great catch!

      about 2 months ago
    • Jamie Lacourse
      Jamie Lacourse

      Are they heading to the scrap line?

      about 2 months ago
    • Matthew Spika
      Matthew Spika In reply to Jamie Lacourse

      Some got rented out to other railroads. Some got rebuilt.

      about 2 months ago
    • Dylan Shramko
      Dylan Shramko

      At the end they should have had a flatcar with Rosie O'Donnell at the end

      about 2 months ago
    • Aidan CP Rail
      Aidan CP Rail

      There all SD45T-2

      about 2 months ago
    • Shane Groth
      Shane Groth

      Why are all th UP BLACKENED OUT ?

      about 2 months ago
    • SharkyCartel Railway
      SharkyCartel Railway

      that might actually be a funeral train those are SD40T-2's there ether going to a short line railroad because of how "union pacific" is crossed out


      or they're being scrapped/going into storage because those are OLDER locomotives and that does happen a lot


      or there being converted

      about 2 months ago
    • Joe Mag
      Joe Mag

      Considering how heavy each of these units is, I wonder how many were actually under power during this move. I tried looking for exhaust soot but that did not work.

      about 2 months ago
    • Sebastian
      Sebastian

      refurbish time

      about 2 months ago
    • MasterHustler
      MasterHustler

      I love trains for this reason. Push, pull, work is work to then. Good to see you help your fellow train bros out.

      about 2 months ago