Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

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Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

Post by BN2513GP35 »

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…


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?

Post by kalvingp30fan »

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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Post by atsf sp »

It could be a railroad that just wanted to honor the BN.
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Post by Jmusolf »

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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Post by scottychaos »

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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