ES44C4 — BNSF 7013

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Though I refuse to get involved with the whole EMD vs GE arguments, I have admitted that I like the way GE engines look better. I don’t really understand why or what it is about them; but from among the GE ES44-Family of engines, I’ve really come to like the ES44C4s.

So a recent trip to the Pueblo rail yard that included a GE ET44C4 and a Norfolk Southern visitor was even more cool with BNSF 7013, a GE ES44C4.

Outwardly similar (the C4s use different trucks than their AC siblings), the ES44C4 (and the ET44C4s as well, for that matter) have only 4 driven axles per truck. The middle axle doesn’t have a traction motor on it.

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