Category: burlington northern

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

Former Burlington Northern Railroad covered ho…

Former Burlington Northern Railroad covered hoppers, now owned by BNSF Railway, in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 23, 2018.

Former Burlington Northern flatcar, now owned …

Former Burlington Northern flatcar, now owned by BNSF Railway, in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 22, 2018.

Former Burlington Northern Railroad gondola, n…

Former Burlington Northern Railroad gondola, now owned by BNSF Railway, in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 22, 2018.