BNSF Liveries

Alan Mar 23, 2000

  1. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, it made me want to HURL! [​IMG] But I've come up with a better paint scheam!

    Bonnet: Orange
    Body: Green
    Bonnet out-line: ATSF pinstripe yellow
    Body Lettering: BNSF (yellow)
    Nose Herald: Yellow with BNSF lettering in black

    It's basically the same colors as the H-II, but using the Warbonnet design. I'm thinking of doing one in N-Scale on a SD60M.

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  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  3. Pugsley

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    If you ask me, you cannot get any uglier than the "Heritage" series. Heritage? what are we celebrating the heritage of? A bowl of Candy Corn would be my best guess.

    Oh well, pardon me for being bitter, I grew up watching the ATSF schemes, and don't think that BN would ever be able to compare anything to a real warbonnet with SANTA FE on the flanks.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, Pugsley, welcome to Trainboard, even if you are saying derogatory things about my favourite road ! [​IMG]

    Aw c'mon, you may grow to like BNSF one day, I too love the Santa Fe, but things inevitably move on [​IMG]

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    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

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  5. Johnny

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    Does anyone have a count on how many liveries are currently in use on BNSF? As an easterner I don't see how anyone can complain about BNSF paint schemes, they all look good to me. After spending three days in the Crawford, NE area last June I highly recommend that any eastern photographer looking for sparkling color and variety head West. It certainly beats anything we have here.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  7. DakotaFan

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    I first became aware of the term "Railfan" when I joined a model railroad club in the early 80s. Most of the members were moaning the dissapearance of the GN, NP & CB&Q. I no longer belong to that club, but the members are still lamenting the loss of the GN, NP & CB&Q. In the meantime I have enjoyed: Cascade Green, Tiger Stripes, Paleface, Desert Storm, Grinstein Green, Warbonnets, Bluebonnets, Double Stacks, Fuel Tenders, DF40-2s, 200+ car Coal Trains dubbed "Supertrains", Heritage I and Heritage II (I feel it does include the influences of its Heritage roads [GN, NP, AT&SF]). Have you ever stood next to an SD70MAC in HII? Pretty impressive! In the next 5-10 years we could be down to two major railroads in North America, the UP and whatever the BNSF/CN becomes. HI and HII will be disappearing too. Take your BN and AT&SF photos now and enjoy the past, but embrace the present because the future is as close as the next mega-merger!

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  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well said, Dakotafan. The present is all too fleeting, so get the pictures of everything NOW as what is commonplace now may soon be history, and we will be moaning about the disappearance of now-common paint schaemes.

    By the way, before I became interested in American railroads, and the term 'Railfan', we in England were called 'Trainspotters' - a sort of derogatory term! I will stick with 'railfan' [​IMG]

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    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

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  9. friscobob

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    As a Frisco fan, if it ain't Mandarin orange & white, it ain't worth shooting ( [​IMG] )
    Seriously, of all the BNSF colors out there,
    I like the Heritage 1 colors, as they remind me of the Great Northern (can't remember who was slamming this scheme, but that fellow obviously hasn't seen color photos of GN
    power- they're neat!). The Heritage 2 looks
    like a pimpwagon to me. And even tough I do
    like the "Fleet" colors (warbonnet on the so-
    called SUperfleet), when they weather, they're ragged. RIP Warbonnet....
    I get to see just about all the BNSF
    schemes on the trackage rights trains thru
    Grand Junction, and on one occasion even saw a simon-pure BN Caascade Green SD40-2 power
    consist.
    My 2 cents' worth.....


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  10. jrhmem

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    H1, H2 or C-green, as long as it's NOT LRC, GATX, EMD. The newer the paint, usually the unit is clean and everything works. The ATSF war bonnet -8's look ratty (also inside). Only problem with a "pumpkin" repaint SD40 is the door seals are brittle. Makes for "very" cold rides in winter.
     
  11. BN4EVR

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    Well, for my money, Cascade Green beats them all. It didn't fade much, and was easy to spot. The HII is really growing on me, but I have noticed that the orange is fading fast on some of the units. I saw three brand new Dash 9-44CW's head west out of Fargo yesterday. 4699, 5499, and 4698. It seems that the newest ones are being numbered down from 5499. Reminiscent of the B32-8 demonstraters from the 80's

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  12. Maxwell Plant

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    Welcome to the Boards BN4EVR. It was my understanding that the reason BN put the stripes on the nose of the Jolly Green Giants was to keep the engines from hiding in the brush. It's kind of hard to hide Red, Yellow, Sliver and Black. [​IMG] It's also hard to hide Bright Orange. [​IMG]

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  13. DakotaFan

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    Actually I believe it was the competetive roads that forced the BN to become more visible. They were afraid of a BN ambush!!!
     
  14. Maxwell Plant

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    Thank God Armour Yellow shows up so well! If it didn't, we'd all be speaking UPiees! [​IMG] DOWN WITH THE BORGE!

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  15. espee2

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    Does anyone remember the "yellow bonnet" used on ATSF F-units, it was awesome. [​IMG] To bad they can't come up with something close to that. How about- orange bonnet, yellow stripe (between bonnet and hood color) silver hood, green lettering? [​IMG] did I make anybody hurl? [​IMG]

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  16. mtaylor

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    Vommit Bonnet Part Two?

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by espee2:
    Does anyone remember the "yellow bonnet" used on ATSF F-units, it was awesome. [​IMG] To bad they can't come up with something close to that. How about- orange bonnet, yellow stripe (between bonnet and hood color) silver hood, green lettering? [​IMG] did I make anybody hurl? [​IMG]

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  17. BN4EVR

    BN4EVR TrainBoard Member

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    I had thought of a Cascade Green and Silver warbonnet-type paint scheme. Picture if you will a red/silver warbonnet. Now substitute green for the silver part, and silver for the red part. Some nifty white striping on the nose emblem, and voila! A mean, green, pulling machine!!!

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  18. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    dude... [​IMG]
     
  19. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I too would to see a cascade green loco.....but this just sounds painful [​IMG]

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BN4EVR:
    I had thought of a Cascade Green and Silver warbonnet-type paint scheme. Picture if you will a red/silver warbonnet. Now substitute green for the silver part, and silver for the red part. Some nifty white striping on the nose emblem, and voila! A mean, green, pulling machine!!!

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