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Big Sky Blue
An album of Great Northern's Big Sky Blue paint scheme. Includes Burlington Northern units in Big Sky Blue.
Photo Album By: Cody White Collection
 
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Photo ID: 752429

BN SD7 6013 & SD9 6103 handle heavy switching at Belknap Yard, the former Great Northern yard at Superior, WI. Known for its repainting, it was interesting that the GN shops in Superior left many ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6013
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 26, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 29, 2020

Views: 6,089
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Photo ID: 752141

BN 9732, a former GN passenger F3A mates up with an x-GN passegner F7B and former NP F7A at Auburn, WA where they were assigned at the time for transfer service and regional freights between the C... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9732
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 751720

BN SD9 6103 and SD7 6013, both still in Big Sky Blue, couple to a former NP caboose wearing NP's final caboose colors which was close to BN's caboose scheme. During this time it was common to see ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 26, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 22, 2020

Views: 5,637
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Photo ID: 747987

Burlington Northern SW1500 301 switching at Hillyard June 1970. James C. Herold Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 22, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 13, 2020

Views: 1,968
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Photo ID: 747849

Great Northern NW2 110 at Daytons Bluff in St. Paul, MN June 1968. The 110 was built in May 1939 as GN 5310 and renumbered to 110 in 1943. This NW2 became BN 458 and was retired in August 1983. Ke... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 110
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 01, 1968


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 747397

Burlington Northern NW2 451 switching at Grand Forks, ND August 1970. The 451 was built in March 1939 as Great Northern 5303 and was renumbered to GN 103 in 1943. This NW2 was retired in April 198... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 451
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 747396

Burlington Northern SD7 6019 at Virginia MN August 1974. This SD7 was built as Great Northern 569 in April 1953 and rebuilt in June 1968 after being fire damaged in Superior in September 1967. The... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Virginia, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6019
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 1974


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Sep 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 742642

Not often does one get a clear rear view of GN's Big Sky Blue scheme on an SD45. BN 6451 shows off the simple wrap around striping and the fancy flared radiator rear nose. Built as GN 421 in July ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6451
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 742639

Not often does one get a clear rear view of GN's Big Sky Blue scheme on an SDP45. BN 9863 shows off the simple wrap around striping and the rather plain rear nose that housed the steam generator w... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9863
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1971


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 742522

Burlington Northern SD7 6011 resting at Minneapolis Junction October 1972. The 6011 was built as GN 561 in July 1952 and retired in September 1983. It's strange to see this unit retain its GN sign... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 17, 1972


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jul 16, 2020

Views: 1,730
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Photo ID: 742238

Burlington Northern SD9 6103 still wearing battered Big Sky Blue at Superior WI September 1973. The 6103 was built in February 1954 as Great Northern 576 and repainted to Big Sky Blue in October 1... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 1973


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jul 13, 2020

Views: 1,765
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Photo ID: 742082

GN NW2 sits in the snow by the Harrison St. roundhouse turntable waiting its turn in the shop for servicing. Although this loco was still Great Northern, it did not carry the typical GN logo plaqu... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 145
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 741692

Great Northern SD7 569 and two GP20s rest at Minneapolis Junction August 1969. James Jeffrey Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 569
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 1969


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jul 07, 2020

Views: 1,706
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Photo ID: 741642

GN X1500 basks in the sun at Harrison St. in Minneapolis during April 1970 giving no hint of its new ownership by BN. The 1954 built plow was acquired from the U.S. Army by GN in December 1966. It... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: Snowplow
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN X1500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 07, 2020

Views: 5,328
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Photo ID: 741437

Burlington Northern SD9 6124 in hump service at Pasco WA July 1972. The 6124 was built as Great Northern 597 in April 1958 and retired in October 1983. Vincent Porrecca Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Pasco, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6124
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 1972


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jul 05, 2020

Views: 4,712
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