Monday, November 9, 2009

BN Western Star

The Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of a March 2, 1970 merger comprising 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, Burlington Northern merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, whose name was later shortened to BNSF Railway.

Burlington Northern Railroad - EMD E8(A) - Fargo, North Dakota, April, 1971 - The Western Star, a rainbow mix of BN cars, former schemes and current, departs Fargo.

Burlington Northern Railroad - EMD E8(A) - Fargo, North Dakota, April, 1971 - The eastbound Western Star pulls away from Fargo, bound for Minneapolis. Today's consist is a blend of ex GN and ex CB&Q power and equipment.

Burlington Northern Railroad - EMD E8(A) - Fargo, North Dakota, April, 1971 - The eastbound Western Star sits at the fuel racks in Fargo before heading onward.

Burlington Northern Railroad - EMD E8(A) - Fargo, North Dakota, April, 1971 - The Western Star heads in to Fargo with passengers and TOFC's (Trailers On Flat Cars).

LINK: See more great RR photos from Jim Hinkhouse on RailPictures.Net

2 comments:

Keith said...

Great photos. Plus I always learn so much about trains from your blog.

Matt Hunter Ross said...

oh man that's beautiful