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The BNSF (Burlington Northern and Santa Fe) Railway is the second-largest railroad network in the United States. Spanning an impressive 28 states and 32,500 miles (52,300 km) of track, the BNSF is known for their massive fleet of 8000 locomotives, all diesel-powered. Not only do these locomotives transport a large amount of intermodal freight, they also haul long trains of bulk cargo. These locomotives are also known for their distinctive orange and yellow liveries, with accents of black or forest green.
This particular model of mine is based on a NRE 3GS21C-class locomotive, specifically BNSF's own #1310, which frequently pairs with #1320 to pull freight loads in Southern California. It has 707 pieces, two minifigures (one driver and one guard), an accessible cab, and removable side plates to reveal the locomotive's detailed engine. There is also detailing in the siderails, vents, electrical supply, cooling supply, and more. In addition to this, it is fully compatible with LEGO's current gauge of track, and has empty space between the engine and the cab so that Power Functions can be added if one owns the necessary parts. This model's couplings are bipolar magnetic, so it can attach to other LEGO trains and wagons in both directions.
Please support and share this project so we can reach 10,000 votes! Not only does it have the ability to appeal to young engineers but it appeals to older fans who love model railways and LEGO bricks! I believe this would easily be in the realm of possibility for production, as it is within the piece count of other IDEAS models, and is easily recognizable and iconic.