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The "Colorful" Burlington Northern
An album of the "Rainbow" years of Burlington Northern with paint schemes of Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Chicago Burlington and Quincy and Spokane Portland and Seattle featuring BN numbers.
Photo Album By: Cody White Collection
 
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Photo ID: 743431

Burlington Northern U28C 5671 resting at Galesburg Ill October 1971. Built as Northern Pacific 2805 in May 1966 and retired in June 1981. J.W. Stubblefield Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE U28C
Location: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5671
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 1971


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jul 26, 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: 742523

Burlington Northern SD7 6017 is seen at Belknap St in Superior May 1975. the 6017 was built as GN 567 in March 1953 and retired in September 1983. This unit won't get BN green until September 1976... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 1975


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jul 16, 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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Added: Jul 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 742520

Burlington Northern SD24 6242 is spotted by the sand tower at Grand Forks ND April 1970. The 6242 was built in May 1959 as CB&Q 502 and retired in June 1982 and traded in to General Electric. This... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD24
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 1970


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Added: Jul 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 742290

BN 9726 shows some wear and tear as the one time passenger F7A mates with a former NP unit at Auburn, WA. Auburn was the last stronghold for F units on the BN in the Pacific Northwest (although so... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9726
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 742289

BN 654, a former GN F7A, mates up with a former NP passenger B unit spending the night in Superior, WI. Even into the BN era, the head of the lakes area was slow to switch to second generation pow... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 654
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 742239

Burlington Northern SD45 6464 leads an EX GN F45 at Minneapolis MN August 1970. The 6464 was built in January 1969 as CB&Q 523 and is wearing the "Proposed" Burlington Northern merger sc... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6464
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1970


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Added: Jul 13, 2020

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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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Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 742177

It was not uncommon to find interesting mixes of BN predecessor F units around Minneapolis in the early 1970s. Here a group weather a lousy March 1973 day at the diesel facilities at Harrison St.,... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 654
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 742085

BN 9732, former GN 366A, built in Oct. 1947 shares space with other vintage power at Auburn, WA in Mary 1975. Sort of a "skies are blue, seas of green" feeling as Cascade Green intrudes ... (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: Jul 12, 2020

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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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Added: Jul 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 740801

Burlington Northern NW5 988 resting at Hillyard in October 1970. The 988 was built as GN 188 in December 1946 and was retired in April 1982. The NW5 was an unpopular model and only 13 were built w... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: NW5
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 988
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jun 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 740800

Burlington Northern S4 919 resting in front of the yard office at Rices Point Yard in Duluth October 1970. Robert C Anderson Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 919
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 1970


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By: Cody White Collection

Added: Jun 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 740046

Burlington Northern S2 912 switching the flour mills in East End Superior October 1970. The 912 was built in December 1949 as NP 712 and was retired in May 1973. Notice the cardboard taped over th... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Alco S2
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 912
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 1970


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Added: Jun 21, 2020

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