Category: bn

Silver Penthouse on BN train #11 California Se…

Silver Penthouse on BN train #11 California Service
Union Station
Chicago, IL

9/5/1970

1971 North Coast LimitedChicago to Seattle/Por…

1971 North Coast Limited
Chicago to Seattle/Portland
BN

The consist includes a F7A, an ex-NP F7B, a F7A, a NP baggage car, a baggage RPO, a GN baggage dorm, a NP 48-seat coach, a NP dome coach, a GN dome coach, a NP diner, a NP slumbercoach, a NP dome sleeper, and a NP 8 Dupl Rmt – 4 DBR – 6 Rmt sleeper.  

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Perhaps the Empire Builder, a trio of BN F u…

Perhaps the Empire Builder, a trio of BN F units receives service during a late night call to Fargo. Notice the lantern trail from a worker.

Fargo, ND
April, 1971

The eastbound Empire Builder, headed up by f…

The eastbound Empire Builder, headed up by former GN, now BN F7(A) 9728 steams away on a cold late night in Fargo, ND.

April, 1971

Chicago: 2 April 1971

Chicago:  2 April 1971

Chicago: 2 April 1971

The Burlington Northern Railroad is a little over a year old, and Amtrak is a month away, so this is BN westbound passenger #31"Empire Builder" and #25 “North Coast Limited” departing Union Station behind three CB&Q E-units. The interlocking tower that controls the entrance to the south trainshed is seen on the right; the C.U.S. employees within direct trains of GM&O, Penn Central, and BN in and out of the south tracks, and they also direct transfer moves – freight and passenger – into and out of the tracks on the far right that pass along the Chicago River to the north side of Chicago Union Station.

The early Burlington Northern era with a tri…

The early Burlington Northern era with a trio of “covered wagons,” led by E8A #9943, ahead of the “Empire Builder” near Chicago circa 1970.

NP North Coast Limited No. 26 is about to de…

NP North Coast Limited No. 26 is about to depart Butte, Mont. at 7:45 a.m. on its run to Chicago, 1544 miles yet to go.

Butte, MT
April 10, 1970

BN 9937 (E8A, ex-CB&Q 9937) with a Dinkey…

BN 9937 (E8A, ex-CB&Q 9937) with a Dinkey and PC 4305 (E8A, ex-PRR 5905) with the Broadway Limited on March 30, 1971 south of Chicago Union Station

BN 9937 (E8A, ex-CB&Q 9937) with a Dinkey and PC 4305 (E8A, ex-PRR 5905) with the Broadway Limited on March 30, 1971 south of Chicago Union Station by Marty Bernard

BN Denver ZephyrDenver, COMay 1, 1971

BN Denver Zephyr
Denver, CO
May 1, 1971

Silver Elegance at Eola by Steve Zahn Via F…

Silver Elegance at Eola

Silver Elegance at Eola by Steve Zahn

Via Flickr:

Two weeks before Day One of Amtrak, the Burlington’s Denver Zephyr is seen highballing through Eola, IL at the Eola Road crossing on the Q’s East End. A pair of E7s leads this train on the overnight dash to Denver, and one day closer to this train’s final performance.

Photographed on April 15, 1971.