Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

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Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

Postby BN2513GP35 » Thu May 28, 2009 4:15 pm

While you wouldn’t think that a class 1 railroad like BN would have a GE 25-ton, I just stumbled across a picture of a GE 25-ton with a BN paint scheme but which was lettered for a leasing company.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 9&nseq=206

Given how most leasing companies don’t bother to repaint the engines they acquire (choosing instead to simply re-letter them), and it is unlikely that a leasing company would repaint an engine to look like it belonged to another railroad, I assume that this engine once belonged to BN.

That being said, I can find no record of a GE 25-ton in any of my engine rosters…

http://www.trainpix.com/bn/ROSTER.HTM

Do any of you know if the engine in the photo was once operated by BN and, if not, why it is sporting BN colors?
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Re: Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

Postby kalvingp30fan » Fri May 29, 2009 2:53 pm

I saw that picture earlier and thought that it could have been BN also.

It could have come from a railroad that just used the paint scheme.
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Re: Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

Postby atsf sp » Fri May 29, 2009 3:20 pm

It could be a railroad that just wanted to honor the BN.
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Re: Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

Postby Jmusolf » Fri May 17, 2013 9:19 am

You'd be surprised what sort of weird industrial switchers you can find on Class I's.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1518477

These in particular are pretty bizarre so the idea of BN having an industrial switcher isn't that much of a stretch.
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Re: Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

Postby scottychaos » Fri May 17, 2013 7:54 pm

Was never BN:

Although in a BN paint scheme it was never on the BN roster. It is lettered for Smith Brothers which is a locomotive dealer. On the builder plate on side of cab was "Class b-50/50-16E733" and 31790. Unit is lettered for Smith Brothers.


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