What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

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What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

Postby AmtrakFan » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:53 am

What is your Favorite BN Locomotive? I would say my favorites would be the SD70MAC I like that paint better then the Warbonnets and the SD40-2 I grew up with those in the 90's on the BN 3 Track Chicago to Aurora main pulling 14K unit coal train I can still hear those in my sleep I miss those days :(

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Postby SRS125 » Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:13 pm

I always had a thing for them green and cream color BN SD60M's that they had. I also loved them Tigers that they had as well.
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Postby emd_SD_60 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:13 pm

a green and white SD60M, with the two-piece windshields to boot. :-D
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Postby CN_Hogger » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:17 pm

"White Face" SD40-2 all the way. Well, anything beats seeing nothing but Punkin' Dash 9's....
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Postby Engineer Spike » Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:01 pm

I likerd the GP28 rebuilds, as well as the 39 rebuilds. They had the old cab layout, plus they were new. The cabs were not so beat up like the 38's and real 39's. Sometimes we would get a set for road power, if there were no larger units available. One time I got a grain train out of LaCrosse. We had a B23, GP30, GP39 rebuild, and a GP38.
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Postby Bucyrus6150 » Mon May 22, 2006 7:02 pm

I like the "white face" SD40-2s, and the SD60Ms with the 3-piece windshield. Also like any with the tiger stripes.
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Postby TB Diamond » Thu May 25, 2006 9:43 pm

Enjoyed running the old SDP40 and SDP45 units which still had their steam generator controls intact (but the steam generators had been removed).
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Postby GN 599 » Fri May 26, 2006 2:21 pm

The SD-9's.
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Postby BurlingtonSD45/U23C » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:34 pm

My favorites are the F-Units, SD60MAC's, U30C's & GP38's.
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Postby tacomalarry » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:55 am


I enjoy the old F45's
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Postby MR77100 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:35 pm

The commuter E-units!!
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Postby Benjamin Maggi » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:19 pm

High-nosed GP7s and GP9s all the way. In their green paint with flashy white stripes... it is a perfect marriage of something old and something new!
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Postby Tadman » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:01 pm

classic cascade green, number on long hood, logo under cab, grn/wht stripes on the front. White face and tiger stripes are messing with a good thing. I was also a fan of the SD70MAC order in dgle/cream
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Postby tj48 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:57 pm

As a railfan who could only watch the BN in pictures from the east coast, I was always liked photos of the big beasts:

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=70340&nseq=2

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 55&nseq=11
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Postby Death Star » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:45 pm

any and all actually. I am a big BN fan. Born in 1988 so I grew up right around the time of the BN/SF merger. I remember my brother (before the merger) taking me diwn to the train tracks as I nothing but pure cascade green locomotives! Long live the Burlington Northern!
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