• Photo Of GN SD45 "Hustle Muscle" And a Modern BNSF Train

  • Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
  by MILW261
 
As you know, the Great Northern Historical Society gave indefinite custodial loan of GN SD45 400 -the fabled "Hustle Muscle"- to the Minnesota Transportation Museum in late 2001. Recently I saw this unit at work on one of MTMs caboose hops at their old GN roundhouse-turned museum at Jackson Street in Saint Paul, MN. At one point the unit was outside the grounds on MTMs bit of track when an eastbound BNSF intermodal stopped nearby. I couldn't resist the picture, which can be found at this blog post I made about it:

http://www.tonyheld.hoboandbowser.net/t ... -northern/

Enjoy!
  by Tadman
 
Interesting that you see what amounts to the Builder meeting the Chief. Both trains are led by locomotives in historic schemes. Funny thing is, it probably would've never happened in real life, as the only city they met in was Chicago, and the different roads used different stations.
  by wjstix
 
Neat picture!! I was at the museum a couple of years ago on "Great Northern Day" and got to ride in the cab of 400 - my only railroad cab ride (short as it was) to date.