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  1. Switching with an NW2

    Switching with an NW2

    BN 472, a former Great Northern NW2, switches passenger cars at an unknown location in Feb. 1974. Photographer unknown, Brian R. Sopke Collection.
  2. Good ol' Casacade Green

    Good ol' Casacade Green

    An ex.BN whiteface SD60M on a BNSF manifest at Helena, Mt
  3. CB&Q F7 164, Naperville, IL, July 28, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    CB&Q F7 164, Naperville, IL, July 28, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    Chicago Burlington & Quincy F7 164, Naperville, Illinois, July 28, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler I was fortunate to be able to read the model plate on the side of the locomotive, identifying it as an F7. Otherwise, I could not tell the difference between a Phase IV F3 and a Phase I F7...
  4. BNSF #2820 on the Lakeview Subdivision.

    BNSF #2820 on the Lakeview Subdivision.

    BNSF #2820 working a ballast train on the Lakeview Sub just south of Tacoma, Washington on the old Northern Pacific mainline south out of Tacoma, Wash. Here, he pauses two miles north of the control point Nisqually.
  5. Manifest through a typical Saturday..

    Manifest through a typical Saturday..

    Here is the BNSF #5348 east leading the H-EVEBAR-9-01 traveling at track speed after going to through the east switch at North Dalles industrial spur..
  6. Burlington Northern at Wenatchee, Wash.

    Burlington Northern at Wenatchee, Wash.

    BN #2106 is assigned to the local job out of Appleyard in Wenatchee, Washington. This is the last remaining GP38-2 that isn't patched BNSF.. I'm very surprised to see an unpatched BN locomotive in the year 2008.
  7. Hot Rail s/b @ Vader, Washington

    Hot Rail s/b @ Vader, Washington

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe's M-EVEVAW (Manifest - Everett, Wash. to Vancouver, Wash.) is pickem' and puttin' them down as he roars past me on Main #1. The high green for a n/b on Main #2 is a grainer that he is going to meet about 4-5 miles down the line towards Castle Rock, Washington.
  8. Amtrak @ Kalama, Washington

    Amtrak @ Kalama, Washington

    Amtrak's Coast Starlight is coasting through a curve at Kalama, Washington (MP 109 - Seattle Sub). Today's consist has the Amtrak #115, 120 & 507. Two of the three are 'normal' engines used in pool service on the Coast Starlight Long distance trains.
  9. CB&Q E-8 #9943A, Naperville, IL, May 9, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    CB&Q E-8 #9943A, Naperville, IL, May 9, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E-8 #9943A, Naperville, IL, May 9, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. I lived along the Burlington's triple track main line during 1962-1966 in Naperville and I photographed a few trains during that time. One of the memories I have was the shuffle of the...
  10. BNSF #7627 South @ Napavine, Washington

    BNSF #7627 South @ Napavine, Washington

    BNSF #7627 leads the M-TACPAS-1-11 south on Main #1 at Napavine, Washington on a sunny beautiful sunny summer day.. He has a heavy train and is slugging it out going south over the 1.1% grade. Here his is going about 5-10 mph here and is about to gain speed as he hits the flat area south of...
  11. BNSF #1600 @ Coast Engine and Equipment Co.

    BNSF #1600 @ Coast Engine and Equipment Co.

    Here BNSF #1600 is sitting with it's long hood removed for some reason.. It's getting worked on for something.. Anyone know what's it in for?? Also, is BNSF still the owner of this GP9??
  12. BNSF #9229 North at Evaline, Washington

    BNSF #9229 North at Evaline, Washington

    BNSF #9229 North at Avery Road W in Evaline, Washington. This is a coal train bound for the power plant at Centralia, Washington. The #9229 is bathing in the last light as the clouds are on the increase creating low light conditions.
  13. BNSF #8024 South @ Winlock, Wash.

    BNSF #8024 South @ Winlock, Wash.

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe #8024 South leads a loaded garbage train on it's way out to Roosevelt, Wash. landfill.. Notice that these 3 units are green and very difficult to get in 2007.. Also, #8024 does not have a snowplow, which is unusual for a road switcher like several of the BNSF...
  14. BNSF #2880 in Heritage I paint.

    BNSF #2880 in Heritage I paint.

    Here we see a green BNSF GP39 and an orange BNSF GP39 that are consecutive numbers. Both have a middle fan which indicates that they are ex-GP35's instead of the unique GP30's..
  15. SP&S #700

    SP&S #700

    Spokane Portland & Seattle #700 heading back to Brooklyn Yard from an afternoon at BNSF's Vancouver Yard delivering Santa Claus to the families from the Vancouver Terminal pool of employees. #700 is just south of the Vancouver Center crossovers and about to enter the BNSF Columbia...
  16. Night Wait

    Night Wait

    Sitting in the BNSF(FRISCO) Yard In Birmingham, AL was this SD9 in BN paint.
  17. BNSF Centralia-Tacoma Turn

    BNSF Centralia-Tacoma Turn

    Here is the engineer coming out of the BNSF #2265 which he could not engine to cooperate with the lead unit. It took him with the ex-SF unit about 20 minutes for it to show up. In the background, you can see the old depot in Bucoda, Washington.. Also, you can see that BNSF is storing empty...
  18. BNSF #4483 west @ North Dalles, Washington

    BNSF #4483 west @ North Dalles, Washington

    Here is Burlington Northern Santa Fe C44-9W #4483 West at North Dalles, Washington during mid-morning..
  19. Dual Alaska Geeps @ Hauser, Idaho

    Dual Alaska Geeps @ Hauser, Idaho

    Here is two GP38 series (one a regular GP38 and the other is a GP38-2) at BNSF's Hauser Yard. These two units were to be set-out into one of the fueling tracks..
  20. Galesburg RR Days 1997

    Galesburg RR Days 1997

    In the Spring of 1997, the City of Galesburg, IL sponsored their annual Railroad Days with that year's dignitaries; Milwaukee Road S3 #261 and Burlington Route E5 #9911-A.




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