The BNSF runs a daily container train in each direction, the east terminal is Hodgkins, Illinois. I think it is a forty-four hour run. Along that route, where do the crews change and where are the engines fueled? Thank you, John in Lansing, ILL
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Los Angeles-Barstow (Fuel)
Winslow-Belen, New Mexico (Fuel)
Belen-Amarillo, Texas (some trains change crews at Clovis, New Mexico, but not Z-LACWSP9 and Z-WSPLAC9 (probably the trains you asked about).
Wellington-Argentine, Kansas (Kansas City [Fuel])
Kansas City-Fort Madison, Iowa
Is Hodgkins, exclusively a UPS intermodal yard?
I ask because I live in Central Illinois and all my UPS Ground packages, from anywhere in the country seem to pass through Hodgkins, according to UPS tracking app.
Once, on a drive to Chicago, I detoured to Hodgkins and found an intermodal yard that also had lots of UPS trucks and trailers.
I don't know the actual geographic boundaries of towns in the Chicago area, but the timetable station on the BNSF, where it serves a large UPS facility is Willow Springs.
Timetable station names are sometimes different from the names of the towns in which they are located.