White and blue BNSF engine?

cfquinlan Feb 5, 2011

  1. cfquinlan

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  3. fatalxsunrider43

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    Well, now that we have photographic proof, I'd like to know why and when ?

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  4. northlakenorthern

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    I think they are ex-Rock Island ??
     
  5. bnsf dash 8

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    They're ex GMTX locos. Instead of paying for a full repaint BNSF left them in the GMTX colors and threw on their logos.
     
  6. k-59

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  7. bnsf971

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    There was a discussion about this a couple of months ago on another forum. from what I remember, BNSF did some horse trading, and got rid of some old 6 axle units in a trade for these Geeps.
     
  8. northlakenorthern

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    I knew I had seen pictures of the blue and white Rock Island scheme on this vintage of locomotive - looks like some of the GMTX GP38-2s were ex-RI Pictures of GMTX 2151.
     
  9. S class

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    if you squint it looks like they're painted in a "heritage" Big Sky Blue, which can only be a good thing.
     
  10. Eugen Haenseler

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    I took this photo last May in Denver

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  11. ChicagoNW

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    That is not "Bankruptcy Blue" its too dark.
    It is much closer to Big Sky Blue.
    Or even an EMD Demonstrator Blue.
     
  12. bremner

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    looks better to me than the current paint scheme
     
  13. Grey One

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    In a way I tend to agree with you. The "orange" is getting to me and I am not sure why as I loved it when BNSF first deployed it.
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    Basically this appears / comes across as a "patch on top of patch" scheme. That could make for quite a series of units in any roads name. For example:
    X-Southern Pacific > X-Lease Company > Now < new road name >
     
  14. JSL

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    That because you live in boston. LOL Long live BNSF Orange...

    JSL
     
  15. Jerry M. LaBoda

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  16. ATSF5078

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    Atlas announced that they will make the blue BNSF GP38 this year. It is EMD blue that was applied to their lease fleet then was merged with GATX locomotive leasing to form LLPX, locomotive leasing partners. When the units were sold to BNSF they were simply patched and eventually will likely get repainted.
     
  17. Grey One

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    < bemused grin > Ok, there is some element of truth there but you didn't hear it from me. :)
     
  18. friscobob

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    SHot one in Tulsa and one here in Muskogee. The railfans around here (and elsewhere) call 'em "Smurfs".
     
  19. Burlington Northern Fan

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    Leased from EMD with bnsf stickers
     
  20. jpwisc

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    No, they were bought from EMD, they traded some switchers and GP15s for the GP38-2s. BNSF owns them outright.
     

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