Some BNSF shots

BNSF FAN Dec 28, 2007

  1. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    On our trips from Chicago to NM and back this week (and last) we saw an awful lot of BNSF power parked along the mainline in Missouri and Kansas.

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  2. digimar52

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    This term refers to those units already on order, when the BNSF merger took place, which were factory painted like a warbonnet but received a big red BNSF instead of Santa Fe on the long hood.
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks @digimar52 ! I'd have never guessed that. Ends up that I've seen a few then. I shot this at Darling, AZ on 06/09/1997 on a trip west my wife and I made.

    1997-06-09 006 Darling AZ - for upload.jpg
     
  4. acptulsa

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    Easy now. I've seen some former real bonnets that merely had "BNSF" and a new number painted on the cab sides. But I've also seen some that clearly had their flanks spot painted and BNSF stenciled on. That pic you posted certainly looks factory, but some roundhouse repaints could have been slicker than others.
     
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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    A GP 60 BNSF Warbonnet.
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Caught this EMD trio last night at Orillia, South Seattle.... 20210718_180444.jpg
     
  7. digimar52

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    Yes that's right. "Fakebonnet" has originally been coined to describe factory painted units (Dash 9, SD75M, SD75I), As far as I know all of which were delivered in 1997.

    At the same time some of ATSF Super-Fleet units (GP-60M and C40-8W) got a similar treatment by the railroad shops. Not all looking as neat as the one @r_i_straw pictured above. But I have never heard of a special name for those units - maybe fake-fakebonnets :LOL:
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    But I have never heard of a special name for those units - maybe fake-fakebonnets :LOL:

    I thought of the same term! (y)

    The other identifier I read is "catfish" to describe certain NS units. I live in NS country and still don't fully get it. The nose stripes look like catfish whiskers, but I can't distinguish much of any difference between the stripes on one unit versus another. (GE Dash 9-44CW #9576, Columbia, SC, 01/27/2018)

    2018-01-27 NS 9576 Columbia SC - for upload.jpg
     
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