I leapfrogged passed the train pulled by BNSF 6211 (a GE ES44AC) and took up position just before the Sag at Spruce. There’s an EMD SD70ACe (BNSF 8995) held in reserve on the siding there.
I’m not the only railfan in the family. My 2-year old nephew also likes trains, and his uncle Matt had — what must’ve seemed to him — an unlimited number of pictures and videos of trains. In reality, he only watched the same videos over and over.
Late one afternoon, we shot down to Newton. I would love to catch photos of BNSF hauling Boeing 737 fuselages from Wichita, and I suspect they go through Newton. I’m not sure on that; but I definitely knew I wasn’t familiar with the town, so though I didn’t expect to see much and it was getting late, we headed down there. I got off the freeway after I spotted some tracks, and was nearly immediately rewarded with BNSF 7443 at the head of an intermodal. BNSF 7443 is a GE ES44DC.
My awesome daughter got some new videos for her cousin too, who enjoyed them…. over and over and over.