1. This new paint shop covers a function that Bellevue was not equipped to do before.
2. NS New “EMF” (Expedited Maintenance Facility) near the main diesel shop. Bellevue.
3. NS new EMF shop. Bellevue. View 2.
4. NS new EMF shop. Floor markings codes. Bellevue.
5. Test equipment. The EMF shop force wasn’t working the shift that we were there. It is worked by 7 employees on one shift Monday-Thursday. The main loco shop was works 24/7. Bellevue.
6. Plans for reorganizing the functions of the main loco shop. Bellevue.
7. The main shop can presently hold 14 units at one time. Bellevue.
8. The EMF is on the left. The main locomotive shop is in the background. The engine terminal and westbound hump are on the right. Bellevue.
9. NS loco shop. Bellevue. View 2.
10. NS RP20CD 3830 6-axel Genset was built by Railpower. It is rated at 2,100 HP. NS loco shop. Bellevue.
11. NS SD40-2 6178 is coupled to a 6-axle “slug.” NS loco shop. Bellevue.
12. NS SD40-2 6182 with slugs 868-876 approaches the hump heading east. An employee is standing on the rear slug. I’m not sure if this is a remote controlled job. NS has three humpers and two pull-down crews working the westbound class yard per shift. They have other yard jobs as well. Bellevue is the largest yard on the NS system and now one of the largest in the country. Check out the recent Trains Magazine article about Bellevue’s recent expansion. Bellevue.
13. NS GP59 4611 painted in special TRANSCAER scheme. TRANSportation Community Awareness Emergency Response is a voluntary outreach to assist communities to prepare for and respond to a transportation emergency situation involving hazardous materials. Bellevue.
14. NS GP38-2 5096. Bellevue.
15. This NS SD40-2 is ex-FURX, exx-BNSF, exxx-BN through National Railway Equipment in 2012. Bellevue.
16. “North Dakota Mill” makes this common GACX covered hopper 12110 worthy of a shot. Bellevue.
17. The beautifully restored former Toledo & Ohio Central depot in Bucyrus. The NS Sandusky District is in the background. The former Pennsy main line is to the right. ex-T&OC depot. Bucyrus.
I’ll cover our visit to the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum next.