BNSF 6870: Victim of Physics
An Archival Pictorial
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Around the first part of May 1999, ex-Santa Fe SD40-2 #5142, now BNSF
#6870 was involved in a derailment west of Quanah, Texas. The locomotive
suffered structural damage as the locomotive rolled over from the mishap
and into a ditch.
These pictures were taken by Doyle Davis, and shows the wrecked unit on a
spur track next the yard office in Quanah, Texas.
The unit is expected to be rebuilt in the famed Santa Fe Topeka shops, and
returned to service.
Copyright © 2000 Doyle Davis