Mar 28, 2017
....and another at S. Seattle!
Still keeping the faith in it's ORIGINAL paint from the factory in 1971!!
Was sitting in the Centralia, Wa yard yesterday, waiting for the next call to duty.
Great catch Kurt! That paint has really held up well for sure.
Yeah it has!
So has the Cascade Green on these 3 of a kind hoppers at Auburn Yard today, and hardly any graffiti!
well, maybe not the middle one...
I have been thinking about how some of the early repaints did not endure decently. After a few years, NP and GN colors were showing through what had been so hastily applied. Seems like a million years ago.
True, especially the older GP9's that hung out forever-they got one paint job in the 70's after the merger, and that was it!
Not just trains out there in Cascade Green!
Nice old BN trailer in Startup, Wa. about a 1/4 mile from where it used to
ride the mainline.
What a find!!
This is really cheating but still a cool shot from1979. A BURLINGTON and a Great NORTHERN box car sandwiched between two green Burlington Northern cars.
Wow, cool old school stuff!
This dapper pair was resting near the signals at west Gavin Yard earlier this month. I was up on an overpass shooting Gavin Tower before it's razed, had to get shots of this pair!
Still earning a keep....
It's interesting to see how the locomotive was painted. Normally as modelers, we paint light colors first and then dark. Seeing the green coming off, leaving the black undercoat is an interesting effect.
Mint! Built 1980, still looking good!
Another mint hopper in S. Seattle
Oops, that was in Tacoma yesterday.
Grainy & gross, but still in Cascade Green: I think this is 1470.
Grainy and gross, but still recorded and shared,
Pictures like the Trinity 4750 above make me feel old. I got a car and started railfanning just a few years before they were built in 1995. Fortunately, I've aged better than most of them. Some of my favorite memories of mainline BN was long strings of those brand new hoppers or visiting Mullan Pass on the MRL and 13 locomotives trying to get a train of them over the summit, 5 on the point and two sets of 4 helpers.