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Date: 09/14/18 14:00
BN's first freight car - update
Author: FT

On the 12th ,TS745 asked about the first freight car painted BN. There was a correct reply about this car, but no photo. I was in Minneapolis with a WGRF fan group. It was a real surprise
to come upon this 317410. This was 5/29.68, and the merger was held off till March of '70. I had quite a time locating the slide, or I would of posted this sooner. As was
noted in the earlier post, this was done for the board of directors. I would guess the BN must of been changed to another reporting mark before it could go out on the road.

Keith A (ft)




Date: 09/14/18 14:07
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: valmont

Lot of references to 'rare' on TO, but I'd say this may set the gold (or should I say green?) standard!



Date: 09/14/18 17:00
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: gonx

Thanks for taking the time to find this. A true gem!



Date: 09/14/18 17:35
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: 4489

Was the final font a bit different than this?

Thanks for the neat post!



Date: 09/14/18 18:40
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: clem

4489 Wrote:
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> Was the final font a bit different than this?
>
> Thanks for the neat post!

The strokes are a bit thick; most noticeable on the B and the Os. Looks like they nailed the logo, though. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/18 18:41 by clem.



Date: 09/14/18 20:41
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: krm152

This is beyond rare; it is unique.
Thanks for posting this gem.
ALLEN



Date: 09/14/18 21:04
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: 567Chant

A modeler would mask the coupler before painting.
Oh, wait, I forgot the modeler's mantra: there is always a prototype for (nearly) every configuration.
...Lorenzo



Date: 09/15/18 07:17
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: aehouse

Amazing to think that GN was still in the process of painting passenger cars in their Big Sky Blue scheme at the same time.

Art House



Date: 09/15/18 13:02
Re: BN's first freight car - update
Author: TS735

Keith, that is positively astounding. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share it with us. Like I said, when I origionaly asked the question, I had no idea as to the back story behind the multiple other “firsts”. This one is hands down the unequivocal first. The education I receive here on Trainorders is certainly worth the cost of membership. Thank you.

Ryan Barber
Stockton, CA



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