RailPictures.Net Photo: BN 4369 Burlington Northern Railroad Alco C636 at Livingston, Montana by Chuck Schwesinger
 
  Login Sign Up 


Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


Burlington Northern Railroad (more..)
Alco C636 (more..)
Ex NP Shop (more..)
Livingston, Montana, USA (more..)
June 13, 1979
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
BN 4369 (more..)
Unknown
Chuck Schwesinger (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
The summer of 1979 I took my first big railfanning road trip to get some shots of BN's Alco fleet that called the Pacific Northwest home. Prior to that most of my photography had been done within a couple of states of my Upper Michigan home. Today's fans would probably find it hard to imagine heading off cross country with very limited knowledge of what you may find. No internet to check up on things so just a directory assistance call to BN's Vancouver shop and a few quick questions set the stage for this trip. I had heard that Alco's sometimes made it as far east as Livingston, MT when in need of major work. On my way west I timed the trip out to spend a night in Livingston and found this C636 sitting in back of the shop looking pretty forlorn. A conversation with a shop worker made it clear that this unit was waiting on HQ to decide to either repair or retire. He told me that there were a couple other C636's in other locations awaiting that fate also. Strangely the 4369 was repaired and soon back in service for just a few more months before retirement in 1980.
Community Response Photo Comments (1) 
Views: 11,764     Favorited: 42
Since added on February 28, 2011

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (5)+ Add to Album
Exotic

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 367,899
Looking for rare, obscure, or otherwise exotic locomotives? Look here!
Old Work Horses

Album created by member partneylr777
Album Views: 34,513
A collection of engines, cabooses, cars, etc., great and small that are past their prime, but represent a spirit of railroading that will never pass away!!
Hall of Fame Photographs

Album created by member Steve Schmollinger
Album Views: 38,574
Photos by some of the best railroad still photographers in North America. These photographers must have a significant impact on the art form and have been shooting (or shot in the past) for at least 10 years.
America's Finest Railroads

Album created by member partneylr777
Album Views: 179,253
An attempt to put the best picture of engines that represent each of America's railroads. When a better picture of an engine/type is found, it will be added.
Unseen Aspects

Album created by member ckeefer58
Album Views: 805,710
Pictures of things often unseen in the world of railroading. Interesting equipment, operations, and people that help the railroad go around.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2011 Chuck Schwesinger. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.