The Diesel Shop

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BNSF's diesel shop at Alliance, Nebraska on 21 July 2003.

(Mike Danneman photo)

Thanks to Mike Danneman's fine camera work we get a glimpse of the activity inside the Burlington Northern Santa Fe's diesel shop in Alliance, Nebraska. The mission of the multi-bay facility is to help keep the railroad's fleet of hard-working SD70MAC coal haulers at the ready. The hunt for additional monthly front cover photos continues; so please feel free to contact us.

Additionally, a brief overview of the GE 98-Ton Model "Y" has been added to the "Critter Notebook" section. Please also note that early GE Off-Center Cab locomotives, which had originally appeared in one unified section, have been divided into two separate files: 45-Ton and 60-ton.

Lastly, this month's "Remember When" segment focuses on one of the pioneers in the field of locomotive leasing -- Precision National of Mount Vernon, Illinois, which entered the locomotive-for-hire business in 1963 as Precision Engineering.

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