The BNSF is slowly painting their former Cascade Green BN units to the Heritage III schemes. BNSF 1961 was built in 1972 for the Colorado & Southern, then worked for the BN and is now fully assim... (more)
BNSF 1961 (SD40-2) was built for the Colorado & Southern Railway before joining the BN ranks. She has recently been repainted in the Heritage III scheme. If you like the BN you can still see a n... (more)
The Burlington Northern is alive and well in Denver - if not in spirit then certainly in these cascade green veterans that can be found working the yards around the mile-hi city.
A bright Colorado sunrise catches two veteran BN units in the yard of the Denver engine servicing facility. BNSF 2700 is a GP39-2 built for Burlington Northern in 1981, and BNSF 1961 is a SD40-2 ... (more)
When humping cars in the Denver Yard, it is normal to see a pair of engines assigned to the task. On this day BNSF 1961 had solo duty.
The weathering on this veteran SD40-2 gives it some character.
BNSF 1961 (SD40-2) has just led 2854 (GP39-2) and a mixed freight through UP's 36th Street Yard on its way to the BNSF's Denver Yard.
BNSF 1961 sports the wounds received when it sideswiped another engine while moving through a Denver yard.
Two veteran SD40-2's in Cascade Green. The damage to BNSF 1961 is visible on the front, a result of side-swiping another engine (2846) and splitting it's gas tank open. There were no injuries as... (more)