A little light and fun post for a Friday. Seeing as how the current group of F40’s and 400’s will all be getting new paint around the same time, I was thinking of something.
When the 400’s were originally delivered, some were named for towns along the Milwaukee lines but the names were subsequently removed. Those names went to the group of F40’s and F40M’s currently getting rebuilt.
Some of the BN E9’s were named for towns along the BN. These included:
Berwyn, Riverside, Brookfield, Lagrange, Western Springs, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Lisle, and Naperville. These names never made it over to the Winnebago’s though.
So seeing as how all of these units are up for new paint, was any thought ever given to naming some of the Winnebago’s for towns along the BNSF and restoring the Milwaukee lines’ town names to some of the 400s instead?
Granted, none of that will make the units any more reliable, but since they will all be getting new lettering anyway, it might add a little extra touch of class.