What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

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8nick

Re: What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

Post by 8nick »

f units bn1 and bn2 were definately the most beutifull engines in the fleet but of course they were donated to a museum in chicago(i think)..story has it that ceo krebs (former santa fe)was on train and it ran out of fuel,so he had a hissy fit and got rid of them...santa fe logic i guess...

kalvingp30fan
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Re: What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

Post by kalvingp30fan »

I would have to say the U-boats or the F-units.

espeefoamer

Re: What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

Post by espeefoamer »

Favorite BN locos: Commuter E9s, F units,RS3s,F45s.
Favorite BN locos I never saw:FAs,ALCo Centuries,FTs.(BN had one A-B set of ex NP FTs that ran for a couple of weeks after the BN takeover.)

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Re: What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

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C30-7s especially 5056.
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Re: What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

Post by CarterB »

Well if we're talking post Hill lines merger Burlington Northern, then the E-9s but the CB&Q stainless E-5As are hard to beat for looks!! So were the Great Northern Y-1a and W-1 electrics.
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Re: What is your Favorite BN locomotive?

Post by bwallace »

This one is no contest although I think the BN Cascade Green looked good on anything on the roster the hands down winner has to be the Chicago Commuter E units. BN did not even own them at the time after they were rebuilt and owned by Metra but insisted that if they ran on BN trackage they had to be in BN Colors. 2nd the SD-9's, 3rd the U-Boats for a reminder check out the Pictures of U-36C #5383 at the Illinois Railway Museum which has been beautifully restored.

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