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Big Sky Blue
An album of Great Northern's Big Sky Blue paint scheme. Includes Burlington Northern units in Big Sky Blue.
Photo Album By: Cody White Collection
 
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Photo ID: 747987

Burlington Northern SW1500 301 switching at Hillyard June 1970. James C. Herold Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 22, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 747849

Great Northern NW2 110 at Daytons Bluff in St. Paul, MN June 1968. The 110 was built in May 1939 as GN 5310 and renumbered to 110 in 1943. This NW2 became BN 458 and was retired in August 1983. Ke... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 110
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 01, 1968


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 747397

Burlington Northern NW2 451 switching at Grand Forks, ND August 1970. The 451 was built in March 1939 as Great Northern 5303 and was renumbered to GN 103 in 1943. This NW2 was retired in April 198... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 451
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 747396

Burlington Northern SD7 6019 at Virginia MN August 1974. This SD7 was built as Great Northern 569 in April 1953 and rebuilt in June 1968 after being fire damaged in Superior in September 1967. The... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Virginia, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6019
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 1974


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Added: Sep 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 742642

Not often does one get a clear rear view of GN's Big Sky Blue scheme on an SD45. BN 6451 shows off the simple wrap around striping and the fancy flared radiator rear nose. Built as GN 421 in July ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6451
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 742639

Not often does one get a clear rear view of GN's Big Sky Blue scheme on an SDP45. BN 9863 shows off the simple wrap around striping and the rather plain rear nose that housed the steam generator w... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9863
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1971


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 742522

Burlington Northern SD7 6011 resting at Minneapolis Junction October 1972. The 6011 was built as GN 561 in July 1952 and retired in September 1983. It's strange to see this unit retain its GN sign... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 17, 1972


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Added: Jul 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 742238

Burlington Northern SD9 6103 still wearing battered Big Sky Blue at Superior WI September 1973. The 6103 was built in February 1954 as Great Northern 576 and repainted to Big Sky Blue in October 1... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 1973


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Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 742082

GN NW2 sits in the snow by the Harrison St. roundhouse turntable waiting its turn in the shop for servicing. Although this loco was still Great Northern, it did not carry the typical GN logo plaqu... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 145
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 741692

Great Northern SD7 569 and two GP20s rest at Minneapolis Junction August 1969. James Jeffrey Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 569
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 1969


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Added: Jul 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 741642

GN X1500 basks in the sun at Harrison St. in Minneapolis during April 1970 giving no hint of its new ownership by BN. The 1954 built plow was acquired from the U.S. Army by GN in December 1966. It... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: Snowplow
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN X1500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 741437

Burlington Northern SD9 6124 in hump service at Pasco WA July 1972. The 6124 was built as Great Northern 597 in April 1958 and retired in October 1983. Vincent Porrecca Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Pasco, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6124
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 1972


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Added: Jul 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 740801

Burlington Northern NW5 988 resting at Hillyard in October 1970. The 988 was built as GN 188 in December 1946 and was retired in April 1982. The NW5 was an unpopular model and only 13 were built w... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: NW5
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 988
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jun 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 740000

Burlington Northern SD9 6105 resting between assignments at Hillyard April 1970. Built as Great Northern 578 in February 1954 and retired in June 1986. On the right side of the photo is SP&S 750, ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6105
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jun 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 739999

Burlington Northern F7A 640 and SD7 6022 running through the wash rack at Grand Forks August 1970. Richard Vartebedian Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 640
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jun 21, 2020

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