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BN SW1 no. 93 prepares to lead a short local run from North La Crosse yard into downtown La Crosse to switch industries in the city. The switcher shows off an amazingly clean rendition of CB&Q's ... (more)
40 Years Young...
We take a trip back to the 1980s, as a trio of former BN EMDs cruise around the Lemont Curve with 105 in tow.
Truly a sight to see in 2020.
A pair of Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2 helper locomotives push an eastbound BNSF freight up Marias Pass and are entering Shed 7 between Java and Blacktail, Montana, on October 9, 1996.
A colorful line up of power next to the former GN run-through locomotive servicing shed at Harrison St. in Minneapolis includes a former GN GP35, one of the first BN delivered GP38s, and a sky blu... (more)
Former NP U33C no. BN 5721 catches some sunlight at Minneapolis in the company of a former GN SW1500. Both units were among the newest power acquired by the predecessors to BN. Note the water towe... (more)
BN 9850, a former GN SDP40, finds new work for new owner BN at Minneapolis on a drizzly spring day in 1973. Snatched from passenger service with the advent of Amtrak in 1971, the SDP40s served in ... (more)
BN 608, a former Great Nothern freight F7A, sits in the back storage area in the company of a couple other X-GN & NP Fs at Dale Street Shops. The shop was a major repair shop for Great Northern fo... (more)
BN 6102 and GN 679, one of two passenger GP9s owned by Great Northern, wait for their crew at Superior, WI before going on an afternoon assignment. In September 1970 it was still possible to see n... (more)
BN 6102 shows off its ore dust at the Superior roundhouse as the vintage SD9 waits for its engineer to walk by and climb aboard the attached Geep. Time to go to work on another ore transfer job mo... (more)
Eastbound transfer at Lydia Avenue.
The spiffy ex-Frisco GP38-2s - with a single car and caboose - lean in one direction as they pass through the super-elevated curve, while the power on UEL run-through coal train looks like it migh... (more)
L-CHI105 is seen passing through Hodgkins, IL with BN 1464 in the lead.
L CHI105 highballs west out of Hodgkins with a classic BN SD60M pointing the way!
Triple play BN! GP39E 2905 and GP38-2 2286 await assignments as SD60M 1464 prepares to shove out of GM Yard with L CHI105. What a sight for 2020!