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Railfanning in Newton, KS — BNSF 7443

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.

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