Remote Control — BNSF 1961

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I don’t know what this short train carries; I do know it’s a relatively frequent visitor through here. It’s not always BNSF 1961 in the lead, either. And this day, it wasn’t operating as a remote control engine, but it can (the big clues are the yellow light on the cab which will be flashing when it is operated remotely, and — of course — the words Remote Control on the front).

BNSF 1961 leads the pair of EMD GP40-2 (the second one still in BN Green colors) back to Denver.

If anyone one knows what this train is for, leave me a comment below. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Remote Control — BNSF 1961

  1. SnapperTrx

    Exactly what do you mean by “remote control”. Is that remote from another location or from someone else on the train? I have never heard of this. Interesting….

    Reply
    1. matt Post author

      It’s exactly what sounds like, actually. In the yard, this engine can be operated by remote control. When it is operated remotely, the yellow light flashes.
      It’s kind of cool, eh?

      Reply

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