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Warbonnet locomotives in Tehachapi

A rarity! A double headed BNSF Warbonnet 4718 (C44-9W) and 4713 (C44-9W); the units are over 25 years old. Word is BNSF is pulling these out of the stored line in Barstow, California to help out with the extra traffic they are experiencing. This paint job is a favorite of many rail fans that I have talked with at the Tehachapi Depot Museum. This paint job goes back to first generation diesel units when Santa Fe Railroad started replacing the steam locomotives in the 1950s with diesel locomotives. They sure photograph well and are a very unusual sight.