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BNSF turning SD60Ms into RCLs

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BNSF turning SD60Ms into RCLs
Posted by Lyon_Wonder on Sunday, February 3, 2013 1:11 AM

Believe it or not, BNSF's turning former BN SD60Ms into remote control units.  BNSF #8131 has been repainted into the paint-style usually worn on spartan-cab SD40-2s and GPs. 

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42417

Maybe BNSF's trying to supplement or supplant their RCL SD40-2s?

And I assume that, unlike the 8200-series SD75Ms and 75Is that are or about too come off lease, BNSF owns the SD60Ms outright?

BNSF's SD40-2 fleet has dwindled over the last several years with many of them retired or returned to leasers, while other class 1s like UP and CSXT are rebuilding SD40-2s to extend their service lives. 

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