Thursday, February 11, 2010

Burlington Northern

The Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of a March 2, 1970 merger, comprising of the Great Northern Railway, the Northern Pacific Railway, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway.

On December 31, 1996, the Burlington Northern merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.

Burlington Northern EMD SD60M - BN Peavine, Warner, Illinois, August 23, 1992 - I'd bet if I went back there today this Ford truck would still be seen on this farm.

Burlington Northern EMD GP39M - DRI-Line MP 192, Davenport, Iowa, August 29, 1992 - By the following spring Mississippi River flooding would submerge the tracks beneath the Government Bridge under 9' of water.

Burlington Northern EMD SD60M - BN LaCrosse sub MP 254.4, Lynxville, Wisconsin, January 30, 1994 - Taconite loads skirt the frozen upper Mississippi.

Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2 - BN LaCrosse sub MP 147, Savanna, Illinois, April 25, 1993 - The Mississippi River laps at the BN as Galesburg-Superior manifest #143 meets CN run-through #340 from Winnepeg to Chicago. This is just the beginning of a long, devastating flood season on the upper Mississippi from here to St. Louis.

Burlington Northern EMD GP40M - BN LaCrosse sub MP 147, Savanna, Illinois, October 11, 1992 - Autumn along the Mississippi with BN's St. Paul-Memphis TOFC is a nice combination at sunset.

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