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Date: 06/21/22 14:20
BN SD45 6464 Passing Tower 85 in Houston
Author: MartyBernard

BN SD45 6464 built Jan. 1969 as CB&Q 523 and retired Feb. 1984, and train photoed passing Tower 85 in Houston, TX in October 1979 by Karl Miller.

For information on Tower 85 see http://txrrhistory.com/towers/085/085.htm
 








Date: 06/21/22 14:44
Re: BN SD45 6464 Passing Tower 85 in Houston
Author: Roadmaster

That's an interesting consist.  I see a B&O GP40, but I also see a Santa Fe GP7 or GP9, so that GP40 could very well be wearing a Santa Fe 9000-series number, given that this was taken in 1979.

Matthew Dittert



Date: 06/21/22 15:40
Re: BN SD45 6464 Passing Tower 85 in Houston
Author: RMD23

Cool  images.  Was the CB&Q SD-45 in Burlington red colors?  Don't think I've ever since an image of that.



Date: 06/21/22 15:45
Re: BN SD45 6464 Passing Tower 85 in Houston
Author: Milwaukee

I suspect you may be onto something there with us looking at a combined ATSF/BN light power movement.   Since those roads shared the use of HB&T's Milby Street engine terminal would they have ever collected power and moved them together to/from Milby Street for servicing purposes?

Roadmaster Wrote:
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> That's an interesting consist.  I see a B&O GP40,
> but I also see a Santa Fe GP7 or GP9, so that GP40
> could very well be wearing a Santa Fe 9000-series
> number, given that this was taken in 1979.
>
> Matthew Dittert



Date: 06/21/22 15:46
Re: BN SD45 6464 Passing Tower 85 in Houston
Author: train1275

No, there were no SD45's in Q Chinese Red.
The CB&Q SD45's were delivered in that  pre-BN green with wide white stripe.
Someone probably has a photo to post if you can't find a sample of that scheme.

RMD23 Wrote:
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> Cool  images.  Was the CB&Q SD-45 in Burlington
> red colors?  Don't think I've ever since an image
> of that.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/22 15:47 by train1275.



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