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Trains of Burlington Northern and Predecessors
Although BN spent just 14 months as a passenger carrier, it maintained the high standards of Burlington's Denver Zephyr, Great Northern's Empire Builder and Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited.
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Photo ID: 641219

The Mainstreeter is captured on the Clark Fork Bridge westbound a few miles from it's Missoula stop.

Railroad: Northern Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Bonner, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: #1 The Mainstreeter
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 640957

The westbound counterpart to photos #640955 and 640956 holds the main passing tidy frame depot at Bonner, just a few miles to Missoula.

Railroad: Northern Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Bonner, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 6706C
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 640956

Quietly clickety-clacking eastward on the siding at Bonner, waiting for its counterpart.. To see the companion shots look up #'s 640955, 640957, 640960

Railroad: Northern Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Bonner, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 6704A
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 640955

Into the hole at Bonner, about to meet it's counterpart

Railroad: Northern Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Bonner, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 6704A
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 640954

Station stop at Missoula for the Mainstreeter, Train No. 1.

Railroad: Northern Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Missoula, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 6704A
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 639669

Here my father is standing on the west side of Westminster Junction in St. Paul. E9A 9990 is in an early experimental Burlington Northern paint scheme as is passes the tower with an unusual consi... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9990
Train ID: BN No. 7
Photo Date: April 24, 1971


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Dec 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 639546

Scheduled for a morning arrival in Butte Montana, train #26, the North Coast Limited still looks good.

Railroad: Northern Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 6700C
Train ID: North Coast Ltd
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 602959

A rare photo for me, an actual BN passenger train. Here the Mainstreeter is briefly stopped at Minneapolis before heading to St. Paul. BN ran intercity passenger service for only 14 months prior t... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9802
Train ID: The Mainstreeter
Photo Date: November, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 588072

On a gray Memorial Day weekend in northeastern Minnesota, the St. Paul-Superior, WI Badger accelerates out of Brook Park as a couple of ladies who just detrained, head towards their ride home. The... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Brook Park, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6117
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Sep 05, 2016

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Photo ID: 567192

Great Northern’s Train 31, westbound Empire Builder, was descending Marias Pass when it met eastbound Train 28, the Western Star near Blacktail, Mont. Anticipating the upcoming merger to create t... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Blacktail, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: GN 31
Photo Date: April 08, 1969


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 559210

Fourth of July weekend in 1969 produced a healthy sized consist for GN's Badger/Gopher passenger trains operated between Superior, WI and St. Paul, MN. The consist was laying over between runs at ... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: GN 503
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1969


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 495594

Three F units guide Burlington Northern’s westbound Train 25, "North Coast Limited,” upstream along the Jefferson River at Willow Creek, Montana on March 21, 1971, six weeks before the birth ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Willow Creek, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9780
Train ID: BN 25
Photo Date: March 21, 1971


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 491694

Great Northern’s 4-car Train No. 323 leaves CN and GN’s depot at Vancouver, B.C., headed for Seattle on April 10, 1969. Even though one of GN’s boiler-equipped SDP-40’s leads the train, apparentl... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SDP40
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: GN 323
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1969


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 29, 2014

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Photo ID: 491691

During Great Northern’s “Big Sky Blue" era, eastbound Train 28 Western Star makes its station stop at Whitefish, Montana on April 9, 1969. Boiler-equipped SDP-40 322 and its two F unit mates... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SDP40
Location: Whitefish, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: GN 322
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 1969


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 29, 2014

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Photo ID: 438635

Westbound Western Star.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP40
Location: Weantchee, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9855
Train ID: Western Star
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: Indecline

Added: Jun 03, 2013

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