BNSF 6017 (ES44AC) leads a BNSF officer's train to Denver, Colorado.
The 25th Anniversary sticker heritage engine BNSF 6017 (ES44AC) leads the officer train through West Tonville on the Brush Sub, passing under skies that are smoky from the early summer wildfires b... (more)
Smoke from the wildfires in Colorado and Utah block out the views of the Rocky Mountains as BNSF's officer's train takes an elevated curve towards Keenesburg, Colorado.
25th anniversary sticker unit BNSF 6017 (ES44AC) brings a BNSF officer's train into Denver, Colorado.
On a cold and windy morning, BNSF's 25th Anniversary Unit #6017 leads a southbound Roberts Bank coal empty through Blanchard, WA on December 20th, 2020.
BNSF Heritage in Urbana
Shadows converge under E470 near Brighton, CO for what would seem to be an on stage presentation of BNSF’s 25th Anniversary heritage fleet. Here 6017... (more)
BNSF 6017, one of the new 25th Anniversary units, leads a loaded coal train across the Brazos River south of Fort Worth. Just past here it would end up sitting in a siding until past dark due to o... (more)
A Fresh 25th anniversary unit leads coal empties down Crawford hill on a beautiful late summer evening
The decals on this 25th anniversary edition BNSF 6017 (ES44AC) acknowledge the lineage of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad.
Just before noon and with a fresh crew on board, 6017 leads a southbound coal down the Joint Line at the Oxford/City of Sheridan Light Rail Station.
BNSF 6017, fresh out of being repainted into the 25th Anniversary scheme, pulls a southbound coal load across the old Santa Fe bridge, at Larkspur, CO, on Sept 5, 2020.
BNSF and their heritage...BNSF 6017 still fresh in its heritage 'stickers' scheme leads a Texas bound load of black diamonds across the old Santa Fe bridge near Larkspur, Colorado.
After receiving a crew change at Englewood, 6017 and train cross over to track 1 and proceed south down the Joint Line just before noon.
The Smell of Fresh Paint
I can still smell the paint curing as 6017 the 25th Anniversary BNSF Heritage locomotive passes me south of Spruce.
BNSF 6017 stands out from the rest of this train as the newly painted unit leads a unit coal train south down the Joint Line.