Out in the Sandhills of Nebraska about halfway between Broken Bow and Thedford lies Linscott, almost precisely where cornfields end and cattle ranching begins. There isn't much to distinguish Lins... (more)
BN GP7 1630 leads two GP9s on a transfer run leaving Auburn, WA for a short run to Tacoma. In this era BN rans transfers frequently between Tacoma-Auburn-Seattle-Everett as yards from NP and/or GN... (more)
BN GP30 is at the end of a light power move at Interbay in Seattle, WA while SD45 6415 (X-NP) leads a freight into town having completed a trip west over Stevens Pass.
Southbound BN WP run through "Highline" train on WP Keddie Wye
BN 6928 rolls a freight westbound below Mt. Index near Gold Bar, WA on its way to Everett and Seattle, WA from Wenatchee. The train is descending the last of the grade down Stevens Pass and will b... (more)
The old Santa Fe station signs were a nice touch, situated at every timetable location across the system at one time. The 4761 West comes sailing through the high country between Flagstaff and Wil... (more)
BN 7082 leads an intermodal train through Rochelle past the depot less than a month after the BN-ATSF merger. The unit appears to have sustained minor front end damage at some point recently. It ... (more)
BN 9802, a former NP passenger F9A, leads the Mainstreeter eastbound into the former Minneapolis GN station. The train was 6 months away from disappearing under the creation of Amtrak. The train i... (more)
Two years into the BN merger, X-CB&Q GP30, BN 2252 still shows off its Chinese Red color scheme, complementing the green of other nearby power at the X-GN Harrison St. roundhouse in Minneapolis, M... (more)
It did not take long to re-number GN 590 to BN 6117. Only about 3 months after the merger the unit is waiting at Brook Park, MN on the Brook Park turn out of St. Cloud, MN for its interchange of t... (more)
Greenhorn TrestleBurlington Northern First 196 led by GP50 No. 3147 arcs over curved Greenhorn Trestle while dropping downgrade on Mullan Pass between Skyline and Weed, Montana, on July... (more)
Former NP SW1200, BN 156 is paired up with an X-GN switcher at Everett's Delta Yard on a spring-like day in February 1975. It took BN until 1980 to get everything repainted, and then they acquired... (more)
13 month old BN was still pretty colorful as shown here with an eastbound "hotshot" leaving St. Paul at Dayton's Bluff on trackage shared with Milwaukee Road, Rock Island and Chicago & N... (more)
BN commuter train passes under the classic searchlight signal bridge as it arrives at its Aurora destination.
BN 3027 passes thru Galesburg, IL in October of 1985.