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This is the flashy red and gray Burlington Route schemes... I wonder if they were more visible and caused less accidents at the grade crossings?

This is the flashy red and gray Burlington Route schemes. I wonder if they were more visible and caused less accidents at the grade crossings?

"Q" time at Eola - 1972 - Even though the BN merger was two years old, it's mostly a CB&Q event as an eastbound train completes its work at Eola and departs for Cicero Yard in Chicago on June 25, 1972. The lead unit, a U30B, was purchased by the Burlington Route in Jan. 1968, the last one in an order for 15 units of this model.

"Q" time at Eola - 1972 - Even though the BN merger was two years old, it's…

RailPictures.Net Photo: 100 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad GE U25B at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel

Net Photo: 100 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad GE at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel

Its the early days of Burlington Northern although one would hardly know it with this consist as CB GP35 #2532 and GN GP35 #2518 (both already renumbered) hustle a long train of boxcars through Westmont, Illinois on August 29, 1970.

Burlington Northern 2532 and 2518 passing through Westmont, Illinois on August Both were ex-CB&Q 986 and ex-GN Here they are still in their original paint schemes before being.

RailPictures.Net Photo: CBQ 569 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy GE U28C at Denver, Colorado by E.D. Motis

High quality photograph of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy GE # CBQ 569 at Denver, Colorado, USA.

https://flic.kr/p/tkJA62 | Burlington Northern GE U-30-B 5797 | <b><i>Omaha, Nebraska</i></b>

https://flic.kr/p/tkJA62 | Burlington Northern GE U-30-B 5797 | <b><i>Omaha, Nebraska</i></b>

RailPictures.Net Photo: BN 3110 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD GP50 at Brookfield, Illinois by Mike Danneman

Net Photo: BN 3110 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD at Brookfield, Illinois by Mike Danneman

RailPictures.Net Photo: CBQ 504 Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad EMD SD24 at Union, Illinois by Kevin The Krazy 1

Net Photo: CBQ 504 Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad EMD at Union, Illinois by Kevin The Krazy 1

RailPictures.Net Photo: BN 3000 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD GP40 at North La Crosse, Wisconsin by Bill Edgar

Net Photo: BN 3000 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD at North La Crosse, Wisconsin by Bill Edgar

Mid-mornings, Burlington’s 23rd Street engine terminal in Denver gets busy. Freight power is in from the east and has to be fueled and serviced, and passenger power must be made ready for the various Zephyrs’ afternoon departures. First out today, August 27, 1967, will be Colorado & Southern’s gleaming E5A 9954, due at Union Station for 12:45 departure on the Texas Zephyr. The train is running its last miles; because of loss of the mail contracts, Q subsidiary C&S will pull the plug on...

Net Photo: 2535 New York Central GE at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel

RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 9647 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD SD70MAC at Irving, Texas by David Hawkins - KB5WK

These engines are also known as "Big Macs" horsepower rating) by railroaders.Net Photo: BNSF 9647 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD at Irving, Texas by David Hawkins -

RailPictures.Net Photo: 890 Colorado & Southern GE U30C at Denver, Colorado by E.D. Motis

Net Photo: 890 Colorado & Southern GE at Denver, Colorado by E.

https://flic.kr/p/DUmzka | The Burlington had NW2 sisters 9208 and 9209 in Sterling Illinois on August 21, 1964.  I was there too. | 9209 was build 1941 as EMD builder number 1290 and became BN 506.  Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR

9209 was build 1941 as EMD builder number 1290 and became BN Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR

https://flic.kr/p/Zjtumc | More Chinese Red SD24s, EMD built these in 1959 -- 4 Photos | CB&Q SD24 509 at Dayton's Bluff Yard, St. Paul, MN on June 19, 1964.

Two Burlington with in the lead navigate through the weed-filled yard at St. Paul on June The CB&Q went on to purchase .

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