"Alliance"

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"Alliance"

Post by CRail »

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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Post by AmtrakFan »

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

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Post by Yonge »

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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Post by AmtrakFan »

They also had Denver on them.

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Post by emd_SD_60 »

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"

Post by atsf sp »

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