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    Comment by 'GN400' in media 'Sentinel, CP 268'

    Good Stuff!!
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    Comment by 'GN400' in media 'Oakway leading a Westbound Grain Train.'

    I always liked those big units but the old girls are starting to show their age.
  3. BN MP 1751

    BN MP 1751

    Westbound BN manifest near Index Washington.
  4. Glacier Green at Hillyard

    Glacier Green at Hillyard

    Hillyard in Spokane Wa. was Great Northern's main Steam & Diesel shop in the West. After the BN merger in 1972 the new Company decided to use Northern Pacific's Parkwater facility in Spokane as their repair facility and Hillyard became redundant. A few years after this picture was taken...
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    Comment by 'GN400' in media 'Two Main Lines'

    It's an ex BN F7B unit. The prime mover & traction moters have been removed & an early version of locotrol installed. It is deadheading in this eastbound train but will be placed mid train along with a couple of Dash 2's for loaded westbound movements.
  6. Grain Train

    Grain Train

    A CN Westbound unit grain train winds it's way around Fraser Lake BC on a cold ( -30F) day in December 1986.
  7. Lake Pend Oreille

    Lake Pend Oreille

    A Westbound BN freight crosses Lake Pend Oreille between Sandpoint Idaho & Washington State. This is the former Northern Pacific main line which became part of the BN merger on March 2 1970.
  8. F's in Winter

    F's in Winter

    Burlington Northern, Vancouver BC to Seattle WA heads south through Burnaby BC with two former Northern Pacific EMD F9's & an ex Chicago Burlington & Quincy GP30.
  9. Old Warrior

    Old Warrior

    Alco C-636 Born as SP&S 330 in December 1967. It was renumbered in the BN merger as 4360. Purchased in the declining years of Alco production the 3600 HP unit was not a popular item with BN's mechanical department & was retired in Nov. 1980. Railfans loved them & it was a sad day...
  10. Garrison Local

    Garrison Local

    Local freight from Helena to Garrison Montana heads up Mullen Pass lead by three GP9's. The line formally owned by the Northern Pacific Railroad became part of the BN merger in 1970 & was sold several years later to Montana Rail Link.
  11. Two Main Lines

    Two Main Lines

    An eastbound CP train heads up grade towards the 5 mile Connaught tunnel in Rogers Pass BC. The adjacent main line leads to the 9 mile long Mt. McDonald tunnel which was completed a few months before this photo was taken. The latter provided a grade reduction to a maximum of 1% for westbound...
  12. Pushers

    Pushers

    Canadian Pacific unit grain train gets help on the 2.2% grade in Rogers Pass BC. Power for Unit Grain & Coal trains before the 9 mile Mt. McDonald Tunnel was completed in 1988 consisted of 4 units on the head end , 2 units running remote mid train & 6 units cut in 20 cars ahead of the...




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