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Postby CRail » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:36 am

I was looking through my Modern Diesels book and noticed that all of the BN locos had the word "Alliance" with a diameter symbol next to it. What does that mean?
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Postby AmtrakFan » Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:00 pm

They have a major shop in Alliance, NE so that could be it.


Postby Yonge » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:45 pm

AmtrakFan is correct. “Alliance” on a BN loco means that it was assigned to Alliance, NE for maintenance. Some other assignments I can remember seeing on BN locos are:

Clyde (Cicero, IL)
Galesburg (IL)
Glendive (MT)
Havre (MT)
Interbay (Seattle)
Lincoln (NE)
Northtown (Minneapolis)
Springfield (MO)
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Postby AmtrakFan » Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:24 pm

They also had Denver on them.


Postby emd_SD_60 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:34 pm

Was this the same for the SP units? Most of them had "Roseville" or "Bay City" and even "Los Angeles" on the cab sides, right under the numbers. I guess those were the SP shops.
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Re: "Alliance"

Postby atsf sp » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:16 pm

AmtrakFan wrote:They have a major shop in Alliance, NE so that could be it.

If you haven't seen the shop and your a BN/BNSF fan, you must go. Plus most of the engines there are executive painted SD70macs and there is a BN C30-7 on a side track. But it is getting striped down.
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