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LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. LegomanBill

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    BN F7A 754 (ex-NP 6019D), Denver, CO, circa 1971 (Bob Jordan)
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    BN F9A 842 (ex-NP 7014D), Auburn, WA, April 1980 (Bob Jordan)
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Lovin' these F's, keep 'em comin'!
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  3. LegomanBill

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    BN GP20 2018, ex-GN 2018, Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN GP30 2205, ex-GN 3005, Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    Interesting that the GN took the effort to fabricate signs to bolt on to the handrail structure rather than paint the same on the hood. I've never seen a GP-30 in Big Sky Blue before. Looks great!
     
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  5. bremner

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    makes sense with a pending merger....no patch job
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    BSB tended to show dirt and grime, quickly-Those two light colors... And whatever paints they used, all seemed to flatten out, fast. So they ended up starting to almost seem a bit shabby, in just a couple of years.

    They began BSB in 1967. (Somewhere I have an article about it, from a Seattle newspaper.) The original date set for merger was in May of 1968, so I have always questioned their intentions. Spending that time, and money to re-paint, so close to a merger date.... Did they really believe a merger would be happening?
     
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  7. acptulsa

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    They were bound to know the ICC never decided anything in less than three years.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    They even had timetables printed. But there were complaints then filed, against the merger. Which delayed it two more years.
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    Speaking of signage, I think it's cool that the NP applied separate letters spelling out the road's name on its B Unit radiators. You can kinda see it in this photo [not mine]. Not an inexpensive addition, but a nice detail the NP thought necessary.

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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    Good catch! BSB units usually had the GN placards on the handrails stripped off fairly quickly, so you're hard-pressed to find patch jobs with placard still intact.
     
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  11. LegomanBill

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    A Big Sky Blue pair at Denver, early 1970s (Bob Jordan) (If you look closely at the handrails on GP20 2003, there appears to be a place where the "Great Northern" placard would have been.)
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    An early, rainbow era, BN diesel consist (a GP30, U28B, SD40 and another U28B) at Denver in the early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  12. HemiAdda2d

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    Love the BN Rainbow era photos. That shot of 2205 with 2003 is a case in point. The placards were usually removed after patching a BSB unit. Love it! And that SD40!
     
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    BN GP30 2248, ex-CB&Q 971, Denver, CO, Early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN GP39M 2809, ex UP GP30 830, Denver, CO, mid-1990s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN GP39M 2812 (ex-GN GP30 3006), Denver, CO, mid-1990s (Bob Jordan)
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    A BN freight with GP39M 2828 and B30-7A 4111 at the helm, Denver, CO, mid-1990s (Bob Jordan)
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  15. BNSF FAN

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    F's and GP30's! (or at least GP30 car body's :D) Two of my favorites. Great stuff Bill. Thanks for sharing all these photos. (y)
     
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    An octet of BN diesels lead a trio of ex-Texas Southern F-Units and cars, with GP40M 3518 in the lead, circa 1993 (Bob Jordan)
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    C30-7 5050, along with four other units (three GEs and an EMD) lead a long string of coal somewhere in Colorado, early 1990s (Bob Jordan)
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  17. Kurt Moose

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    Lovin' all the "Cascade Green" from my childhood that I grew up with!!
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  18. LegomanBill

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    BN U30C 5300, Denver, CO, circa 1972 (Bob Jordan)
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    BN U30C 5394, Denver, CO, mid-1990s (Bob Jordan)
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  19. LegomanBill

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    BN U25B 5408, ex-GN 2508, Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN U28B 5456, ex-Burlington 112, Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Love the old GEs! (y)
     
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