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ES44C4 — BNSF 7013


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.


BNSF Consists


You may want to click on that image to see a bigger, panoramic version.

I’ve posted about the individual engines in the smaller consist: BNSF 7547, BNSF 3799, and NS 8043. They were sitting lashed up together in the BNSF Pueblo rail yard.

This final image is of an eight-engine lash up. I’m not sure what they were doing with all that power, but you can see the old warbonnet paint in there.

Front to rear those locomotives are:
BNSF 7013 (GE ES44C4)
BNSF 5180 (GE DASH 9-44CW)
BNSF 4735 (GE DASH 9-44CW)
BNSF 4906 (GE DASH 9-44CW)
BNSF 759 (GE DASH 9-44CW)
BNSF 8255 (GE ES44C4)
BNSF 4558 (GE DASH 9-44CW)
BNSF 5046 (GE DASH 9-44CW)