A beautiful fall afternoon greets the crew of train 3 as it cruises along Puget Sound at Carkeek Park with an unusual lashup of an LMX Dash 8 40B, MPI SD45 and B30-7A. Actually the unusual was sor... (more)
Lipstick on a pig. LMX lease units were not the most beautiful locomotive to ever grace BN, but on the point of train 3, the red nose seemed to tie in with the intense light and fall colors as the... (more)
On the late summer day of September 5, 1987, Burlington Northern train No. 3 speeds through Polo, Illinois. Three “tiger-stripe” EMD GP50s splicing a fuel tender are power for the hot train headin... (more)
It was a hot and humid summer day along the Mississippi at Alma, WI. You could cut the air with a knife. All was quiet until a headlight showed up around the corner. I thought a year earlier it wo... (more)
Triple tigers in triple track Burlington Northern train No. 3 flies westbound on the “Racetrack” main line at La Grange, Illinois, on November 22, 1986. Three EMD “Tiger Stripe” GP50s p... (more)
Burlington Northern train No. 3 flies through a cut west of Oregon, Illinois, on August 22, 1987. Powered by two EMD GP50s in “Tiger Stripes,” splicing a fuel tender and a GE B30-7A (B-unit), toda... (more)
BN Pacific Zip crosses Grand Crossing entering North Lacrosse Yard to change crews on its trip from Chicago to Seattle.
BN train 3, once known as the Pacific Zip, bends around a curve through the rock outcroppings just west of Deception Creek, high up in the ewst slope of the Cascade Mountains near Scenic. This tra... (more)
BN's Pacific Zip rear end crew changes on the fly at the North Lacrosse Yard.
Former GN F45, BN 6603 follows GN practice of running locos long hood front after the lead SD45 had an axle failure at Quincy, WA. Train 3, BN's hottest train was only delayed about 15 minutes whi... (more)
During the later 70's into the 80's at LaCrosse, the BN had a pair of hot westbound TOFC/COFC trains that normally arrived right around sunset. These were trains 3(to Seattle) and 13(to Portland) ... (more)