New BNSF logo?

johnnycat Jan 25, 2005

  1. johnnycat

    johnnycat E-Mail Bounces

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    Looking at the BSNF website, it looks like they have a new logo.

    BNSF webpage

    Or am I wrong?
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You are correct! Asking around, I am told that both new name, and new imaging took effect today.

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  3. Stourbridge Lion

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  4. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    Ha ha! They kept the ugly colors. It would have been cool if they picked NP Passenger colors, or even the BN colors, but pumpkin? [​IMG]
     
  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Might it be nice to see new anniversary 'tribute' schemes to honor the predecessors? See a newly painted Warbonnet, or a Blackbird?
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hemi-

    What is a "Blackbird?" I've never heard that term.

    [​IMG]

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  7. SD70BNSF

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    The new logo is ugly. It even looks like they Photoshopped it at the last minute... oh yeah... we need to do a new logo, quick, do a wedge thing and paste it on.

    I hope it looks better in person.

    I'm really starting to like the Vomit Bonnet!

    [ 25. January 2005, 01:10: Message edited by: SD70BNSF ]
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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  9. Martyn Read

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    Chris, I agree, that looks heavily photoshopped!

    I can't say I like the look at the moment, but i'll hold off till I see a pic of a real unit in it! Maybe it'll look a bit better.....maybe.... [​IMG]

    Shame, the old Santa Fe circle cross is apparently finally dead. :(
     
  10. SFJim

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    I do not like the new logo on the nose...the circle cross was a much better fit. Although I suppose it doesn't matter as long as they keep that awful color scheme.

    Jim
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

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    Heritage 1 scheme is nice, but I think it will look funny with the new logo. H2 may look OK, but time will tell. If they need a fresh image, why not a new paint scheme totally redone?
     
  12. SD70BNSF

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    I've seen that paint scheme before Jeremy, I just didn't know it's official name. But it sure is a heck of a lot better than what Heritage II is turning into!

    I completely agree with SFJim, that logo on the front just doesn't fit at all. When I first was getting back into the hobby, I was trying to study the differences in H1 vs. H2 schemes. The letters when from dark to bright yellow, and I thought that made all the difference in making H2 a much better scheme. Of course I'm all for the cigar band on the front too.
     
  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    OK. Amazing that I've been in the hobby since the 1950's. And have never previously heard the term. [​IMG]

    Insofar as the new scheme= [​IMG] More of the same unimaginative, lazy modern corporate stuff. No connection to the operating region. The public will wonder what the heck is a "BNSF Railway."

    [​IMG]

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  14. Ed Pinkley#2

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    I think I will be keeping my H1 and H2 scheme's.That new one is UGLY [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. bnsf9994

    bnsf9994 TrainBoard Member

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    If you go out to www.railnews1.com/bnsf.html , You can see what the new scheme looks like. Not to impressed right now. Need to change the lettering color
     
  16. C40-9W

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    Leave it to me to be the only one...but, I LIKE it! Its very "race-car" like. Kinda cool! I can't wait to see it live.

    Bob
     
  17. friscobob

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    I'm not at all impressed-especially since the Santa Fe "cross" logo will now be history.

    The next step will be painting a UPC barcode label on each locomotive in lieu of a logo, and paint the diesels white with minimal black trim.
    Viola- GenericRail! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BRING BACK THE COONSKIN!
     
  18. SDP45

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  19. FriscoCharlie

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    Same thing. Maybe they are going into the spark plug business.

    Charlie
     
  20. Ed Pinkley#2

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    After looking at the engine more I kind of like the new logo.The sides look good to me but I think it is the nose of the engine that needs work done to it.It looks to plain jane and needs some sprucing up.Maybe the Frisco logo like in E-8 avatar but with BNSF in the middle on the front.Hmmmmmmm....... [​IMG]
     

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