Want to model modern mainline action with one engine and two cars? Don’t worry – there’s a prototype for everything! On June 19th, 2021, Lindsay Korst photographed BNSF 6800, a General Electric ES44C4, hurrying westbound near Harrington, Wash. with an empty centerbeam flatcar (probably for added braking power) and a Boeing Aircraft parts car. How did this odd train come about? Thirty minutes earlier, the photographer had seen a westbound freight passing with two Boeing 737 fuselages and several Boeing parts cars in its consist. Had this urgently needed car been forgotten – or bad ordered – and was hurrying to catch up with the train carrying the aircraft subassemblies?
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