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A BN westbound rolls into the 8th Street Interlocking in Vancouver with a post-merger grab-bag of BN GP39-2 2733, BNSF SD40-2 6346, and Santa Fe GP38 2343. Date:
1999-08-10
Added:
2007-08-05
BN SD40-2 7041 pulls into Vancouver, WA with two GP's. A westbound grain train with 4 GE's waits on the other mainline at the 8th Street Interlocking. Date:
1999-08-09
Added:
2007-08-05
Five BN units roll a westbound grain train around a curve in the middle of the Columbia River Gorge at Milepost 40, between Prindle and Skamania, WA. Date:
1999-08-09
Added:
2007-08-05
BN units 2717 and 2899 roll 11 cars into the siding at Cooks, WA to wait for the Portland section of Amtrak's Empire Builder. Date:
1999-08-09
Added:
2007-08-05
BN SD70MAC's 9472 and 9698 draw 110 empties around Palmer Lake, CO on November 12, 1996. This is the top of the grade between Denver and Colorado Springs. Date:
1996-11-12
Added:
2007-08-05
BN SD70MAC 9580 leads two other SD70MAC's with a loaded coal train at the top of the Joint Line at Palmer Lake, CO on November 12, 1996. A C30-7 and SD40-2 are pushing on the rear and will drop off here when the entire train is over the summit. Date:
1996-11-12
Added:
2007-08-05
The Denver Country Switcher on November 11, 1996 has drawn SD9 6234. Shown here passing the 20th Street Interlocking in Downtown Denver, CO. Date:
1996-11-11
Added:
2007-08-05
BN train 15 leaves Skykomish, WA in the Cascades with 7190-6790-CR6008-CR3374. Date:
1992-11-15
Added:
2007-08-05
A 52 car BN train 33 approaches the crew depot at Skykomish, WA with 7101-6328-LMX8509. Date:
1992-11-15
Added:
2007-08-05
BN 7861 storms eastbound through Fullerton, CA with Santa Fe U36C 8774 and C30-7 8042. Date:
1985-06-27
Added:
2007-08-05
In 1984, the Santa Fe was in a bit of a pinch for power and turned to the BN for extra engines. Here, SD45 6567 and GP50's 3100 and 3102, along with SD40-2 8111 wait for an afternoon eastbound assignment at Barstow, CA on August 18, 1984. Date:
1984-08-18
Added:
2007-08-05
One more check of the BN's facility at Cicero finds this former Frisco U30B (now BN 5792) waiting for its next assignment westbound. June 10, 1984. Date:
1984-06-10
Added:
2007-08-18
Former Frisco GP35 BN 2570 waits mid-lashup for its next run at Cicero Yard, Chicago, IL. June 10, 1984. Date:
1984-06-10
Added:
2007-08-18
A mid-day "dinkey" blasts off from Berwyn, IL westbound with E-unit 9907 leading two cars on June 10, 1984. Date:
1984-06-10
Added:
2007-08-18
The morning sun hasn't come up yet on June 4, 1984 and BN E8Au 9901 is pushing six cars of commuters out of Aurora towards Napierville and then downtown Chicago. Date:
1984-06-04
Added:
2007-08-17
Side view of BN E8Au 9904 as it waits for its next assignment at Aurora, IL on June 4, 1984. Date:
1984-06-04
Added:
2007-08-17
A "dinkey," as the BN crews call the commute train sets, waits at Aurora on June 4, 1984 for its next run. Date:
1984-06-04
Added:
2007-08-17
June 4th, 1984 in Chicago was a humid, overcast day, but that doesn't bother the BN's "Dinky" operations. Here BN E9Au 9925 blasts off westbound after stopping at Berwyn, IL. Date:
1984-06-04
Added:
2007-08-17
When watching the BN operations in Chicago, one of the places to visit is LaGrange Ave., within a stones throw of EMD's shops, where most of the America's locomotives were built. Here is 9921 rolling into LaGrange on June 4, 1984. Date:
1984-06-04
Added:
2007-08-17
The sun is going down on June 4, 1984 when a westbound goes through the crossovers at LaGrange, IL. A matched set of BN SD40-2's, 6785-6798-6781-6721, are spliced by fuel tender FT4. In the 1980's BN experimented with fuel tenders as a way to avoid refueling engines in states with high fuel costs and taxes. Date:
1984-06-04
Added:
2007-08-17
BN train 63 roars through Berwyn, IL just west of Cicero with SD40-2's 7056 and 8005 and B30-7AB's 4060 and 4115. June 3, 1984. Date:
1984-06-03
Added:
2007-08-17
Right on 63's tail is S23, with demostrator B32-8 's 5497 and 5498, B30-7AB's 4000 and 4086 and SD40-2 6805. The four cold GE's have just laid out a smoke cloud that would make NASA proud; even the crew has looked back to see if the train will emerge from the cloud. June 3, 1984. Date:
1984-06-03
Added:
2007-08-17
BN SW1200's 263 and 268 have a transfer run in tow as they pass through Grand Junction near downtown St. Louis, MO on June 2, 1984. Date:
1984-06-02
Added:
2007-08-17
A coal train arrives at North Kansas City, MO with SD40-2's 7011-7842-7815 on the morning of May 31, 1984. Date:
1984-05-31
Added:
2007-08-17
A BN train (with F45's 6643 and 6617 and SD40-2 7034) tip-toes past a clean up of a derailed TOFC train. This train is on its way to KC Jct. from the BN's yard in Kansas City. May 31, 1984. Date:
1984-05-31
Added:
2007-08-17
BN GP9 1900 works one of the many grain elevators around Kansas City, MO on May 31, 1984. Date:
1984-05-31
Added:
2007-08-17
BN SD40-2 7060 trails SP 9333 as the power for LABAT returns to the West Oakland Diesel Shop. Date:
1983-12-07
Added:
2007-10-21
On August 21, 1983, the power from the previous day's RVKFY bounces back down the Sacramento River Valley on a KFRVY. Here 7821-6497-8083 roll through Black Butte. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-08-05
The BN facilities at Klamath Falls, OR on August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 2519 at Klamath Falls, OR, August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 6560-6557-6922 head light engines down towards the Bieber Line and the Inside Gateway. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN SD45 6560 at Klamath Falls, OR. August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 6557 at Klamath Falls, OR. August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 6922 at Klamath Falls, OR, August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 7821-6497-8093 start another trip from Klamath Falls, OR to Roseville, CA, this time with a train made up mostly of loaded grain hoppers. Seen here departing the Klamath Falls, OR yard. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
Starting its run towards California, BN 7821 West sprints along side US-97 near Midland, OR. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
BN 7821-6497-8093 pull away from US-97 south of Midland, OR as they lead the KFRVY. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
BN 7821-6497-8093 roar out of the Dorris tunnel as it crosses into California as they lead a KFRVY south to the Roseville. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
The KFRVY with BN 7821-6497-8093 and 56 loads, 14 empties, totalling 7253 tons, has SP helper SD45T-2 9225 on the headend and SP 9203 as a tail helper for the trip down the hill to Dunsmuir. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
The BN 7821 West has stopped north of Dunsmuir to remove helpers. Here tail helper SP 9203 is being uncoupled from BN caboose 12073 that had been bringing up the end of the KFRVY. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
August 20, 1983 finds a set of three BN locomotives down in Roseville as they prepare to haul a RVKFY up the Sacramento River Valley to Klamath Falls. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-08-05
BN 7821 leads two mates as they move towards their train at Roseville, CA on August 20th, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 8093 at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 6497 at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 back down past the 245 herder towards their train at the east end of Roseville, CA. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 await their air test on the RVKFY with 95 empty grain hoppers headed back to the northwest. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 roll over the Redding Trestle with the RVKFY on August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
BN SD40-2 7821 and two mates on the Redding, CA trestle. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
North of Delta, CA, the RVKFY continues north towards Dunsmuir and Klamath Falls. BN 7821-8093-6497 leads 95 empty grain hoppers. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 2707's number boards light up the evening sky on August 20, 1983. Klamath Falls, OR. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
Burlington Northern invasion! The SP's RVKFY races northbound with BN 7066-4029-6451-8000 and 134 empty grain hoppers. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
The RVKFY roars through Red Bluff, CA with BN units 7066-4039-6451-8000 and 134 empty grain hoppers. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
BN 7066 with the RVKFY urges 134 empty hoppers across the Redding, CA bridge. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29

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