Burlington Northern F7A No. 732—a former Northern Pacific locomotive—is one of six BN F units stored at Denver’s stockyards for a time in the mid-1980s.
Evolution of a Susquehanna SD45
Before, interim, and after examples of Susquehanna SD45’s can be seen in this view of a westbound Sea-Land stack train rolling through the one-time ... (more)
A loaded coal train rolls south in the Powder River Basin near Bill, Wyoming on triple track. Back in 2005 BNSF and UP combined could generate more than 100 trains a day to/from area mines.
On a beautiful afternoon in July 1973, a pair of ex-NP "torpedo boats" idles at the BN engine facility in Auburn, WA.
BN's hauler from Albany to Eugene on the former Oregon Electric is about to cross Southern Pacific's Coos Bay Branch. It is a fine day in Duckville on the first Saturday of spring.
A BN GP38 originally built for Penn Central takes the connection from SP's Tillamook Branch to an isolated ex-Oregon Electric line to Forest Grove. The connection was nicknamed "Trolley Car Curve"... (more)
A tiger-striped GP50 leads a LMX four-axle GE through Eola. Paul Meyer photo.
BN 3032 waits for the crew to return from the Clinton, IA depot before continuing its chores in May of 1985.
Viewed from low ground, a Burlington Northern coal train rolls through Larkspur, Colorado on a sunny April day.
A southbound BNSF manifest rattles over the Modoc Line diamond at Stronghold. Although replacements are waiting to be cut in, the ex-Great Northern semaphores protecting the crossing survived long... (more)
One of the nicest helper sets that I’ve seen on the Joint Line, made up of three BN SD45’s, pushes a BN coal train toward ... (more)
A variety of locomotives, including many Alcos, get needed attention at the Vancouver Shops.
The last BN train over Cornelius Pass is shown at Lake Labish near Salem. Sparks from a locomotive on this train started a fire that destroyed a large timber trestle on the former United Railways ... (more)
With a solid load of coal from the Powder River Basin, a Burlington Northern train crosses the well-known Santa Fe bridge on the Joint Line at Larkspur, Colorado.
BN SD9 No. 6126 brings a long string of Oregon, California and Eastern lumber cars into the yard under a sky filled with clouds.