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Date: 06/10/19 20:35
Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: bnsfsd70

Oh, you're gonna put the red & silver one on the point of the O-train?OK.For all of the business trains that I've seen around Topeka over the years, this is the first one that I've ever seen go out on the road with something other than an orange unit on it. Supposedly it was running down to Emporia, and then back east to Logistics Park KC.

Here, the first two photos were taken in Topeka, KS, while the third was taken just south of Carbondale on the Topeka Sub.

Thanks for looking,
- Jeff Carlson








Date: 06/10/19 20:36
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: bnsfsd70

Here's one final view from Carbondale, in case you prefer your business trains orange-free.

- Jeff Carlson




Date: 06/10/19 20:52
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: oyw

It had to happen sooner or later, glad you were in the right place at the right time. Great Job!



Date: 06/10/19 20:52
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: bmarti7

Thanks for sharing a wonderful scene Jeff! I nominate for IOTD!

BB



Date: 06/10/19 20:57
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: cctgm

All is right with the world and a better looking unit could not have been found to lead the sliver passenger cars



Date: 06/10/19 21:05
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: SPgoletablock

As it should be! Great shots.



Date: 06/10/19 21:10
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: dan

i have seen a pinkbonnet on a 7 car, years ago



Date: 06/10/19 22:38
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: PHall

cctgm Wrote:
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> All is right with the world and a better looking
> unit could not have been found to lead the sliver
> passenger cars

Oh I don't know. I nominate Santa Fe FP45 108 at the Orange Empire Railroad Museum (aka Southern California Railroad Museum).



Date: 06/10/19 23:37
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: dan

now your talking, give the same treatment to a couple more



Date: 06/11/19 05:07
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: ns1000

Nice shots!!



Date: 06/11/19 06:03
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: CSX602

Nice shots!!!

BNSF needs a new red/silver warbonnet T4 with red swoosh symbols on the sides...   A touch of the all-time classic scheme with the newer modern logo.



Date: 06/11/19 06:08
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: twjurgens

Great catch!



Date: 06/11/19 06:27
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: texchief1

Excellent shots!

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 06/11/19 07:02
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: SP8595

Awesome!



Date: 06/11/19 07:16
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: cabman

Where did they ever find that pristine warbonnet?  Must have been kept undercover somewhere in Topeka away from elements and artists. Way to go, BNSF!   (This is a wonderful contrast to the awful publicity UP has been getting lately.)



Date: 06/11/19 07:16
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: Jbarton

Nicely done. Great catch.

Jim Barton



Date: 06/11/19 07:44
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: aehouse

That unit has to have been recently repainted. NO former ATSF unit running around for 24 years (since the merger) could remain looking that good.

More detective work required.

Art House



Date: 06/11/19 08:20
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: ntharalson

aehouse Wrote:
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> That unit has to have been recently repainted. NO
> former ATSF unit running around for 24 years
> (since the merger) could remain looking that
> good.
>
> More detective work required.
>
> Art House

Art, this is NOT a former ATSF unit.  This was in the last group of GE's painted "Warbonnet", 4719 the last one, delivered to BNSF.  I believe the last unit painted "Warbonnet" at the factory
was SD75M 8301, but can be corrected on that.  The 700 series and 4700 series paint has held up much better than the 500/600 series paint.  Evan Werkema has provided
an explanation of this somewhere on TO, but I can't provide a link.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 06/11/19 08:20
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: PasadenaSub

Great catch and photos!

The black (or BNSF dark green?) pilot and plow give the warbonnet an interesting look.

Rich



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/19 08:22 by PasadenaSub.



Date: 06/11/19 08:36
Re: Warbonnet Leading a Business Train
Author: dan

aehouse Wrote:
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> That unit has to have been recently repainted. NO
> former ATSF unit running around for 24 years
> (since the merger) could remain looking that
> good.
>
> More detective work required.
>
> Art House

some paint was warranted and redone, but the 4700 class  have held up well



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