John L. Mathis

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BNSF 1981 leaves Scholle, NM on March 1, 2011

BNSF SD40-2's (SD39-2's) 1981, 1611 and 1640 leave Scholle, NM heading for Abo Canyon with their ballast train on March 1, 2011. They passed through the canyon and went to Sais, just below the canyon. It seems funny to see these units with such low road numbers, but evidently they have been de-rated from 3000 to 2300 hp and reclassified as "SD39-2's".
Canon EOS 5DMKII - 1/1000 sec. - f/9.0 - ISO 400 - EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens @105mm

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