Locomotive Roster Photographs

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Warbonnets in Action
Central New Mexico ~ 2002
COLORADO COAL TRAINS-
BNSF and UP
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Traffic Blitz in the Central Rockies
BNSF at Needles
December 2008 -
Winter Railroading in Colorado
Gallup Area - 2010
Siouxland Rails
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BNSF's locomotive roster has been a colorful thing from Day One.  For one thing, both major parent roads had a variety of schemes prior to the merger.  With such a massive combined fleet, repainting was often limited to a simple addition of BNSF reporting marks on the cab.

After the merger, BNSF experimented with several paint designs, which continue to evolve (currently the standard is the New Image "wedge" scheme).  These included a barely-modified red/silver Warbonnet, a green Warbonnet (only 1 unit), the barely-modified "corporate" green/cream scheme, the first "heritage" scheme of orange/green (H1), the modified heritage scheme (H2) with the cigar-band stripes and yellow herald, and the New Image or "wedge" scheme (in two variants).

Locomotive models are representative of the efforts of both major builders, including some of the rarer types; GP60B's come to mind.  As time has passed, the GE C44-9W and its newer cousin the ES4400DC have become dominant, but most older models are still commonplace.

Most pre-merger units have been renumbered; some simply had a new digit prefixed to their existing number.  However, a few (e.g. the Santa Fe Dash-9's and some of the BNSF SD40-2's) have kept their original numbers.  Refer to the roster links at left for more information.

UPDATE 9/20/2010:  Massive amount of new units have been added to the GE Page, courtesy of my trips to the Gallup area (see link at left).


 

 

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