John L. Mathis

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BNSF C44-9W 4806 is the final unit on this intermodal heading into Abo Canyon on January 13, 2009.

BNSF C44-9W 4829 headed up the canyon as soon as the train in the previous frame cleared Sais on Jan. 13, 2009. These two units as well as the 4806, 4809 and 4763 on the previous train are part of the first order of Heritage II GE's which followed the 700-799 and 4700-4719 Dash C44-9W series "BNSF" labled warbonnets. The paint on these units, which is now over 10 years old still looks good as does the warbonnet paint on the final two series of warbonnet C44-9W's. Unfortunately, most of the older ATSF warbonnets are now showing their age and the paint ranges from fair to almost non-existant.
Canon 5DMKII - 1/1250sec - f/8 - ISO 400 - EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens @100mm