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Date: 02/11/24 07:28
BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: valmont

This was an unexpected sight one Denver morning ... obviously a while ago ...but no GN




Date: 02/11/24 08:07
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: gcm

That is quite a catch on all those classic cabooses and paint schemes.
Nice !
Gary



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Date: 02/11/24 08:17
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: Chico56

That is pretty cool!!



Date: 02/11/24 08:17
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: ClubCar

valmont Wrote:
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> This was an unexpected sight one Denver morning
> ... obviously a while ago ...but no GN

Where were they going?  I hope not to the junk man somewhere.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 02/11/24 11:07
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: dan

switching the caboose track, would they ever take them thru the car wash?



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Date: 02/11/24 11:12
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: rrpreservation

A really good find!!!



Date: 02/11/24 11:15
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: danoconnell

No NP either.
 



Date: 02/11/24 11:20
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: boejoe

danoconnell Wrote:
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> No NP either.
>  
I wondered if the very last unit might be NP.  The third BN in green (from the front to rear) looks like it might have been a Great Northern in prior life.
Regardless, it's a memorable catch.
jb



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Date: 02/11/24 12:14
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: robj

cool photo.   My short time on Milwaukee at Bensenville remember being sent to shuffle cabboses.  Lot nostalgia for them but there was a lot of extra work, moves, shuffling them around not to mention the RR
maintaining and stocking them. 

Bob



Date: 02/11/24 12:55
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: valmont

danoconnell Wrote:
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> No NP either.

The last one is NP, logo and 'Main Street of the Northwest is on the side ... hard to enlarge and show clearly but it's NP 
best I can do ...




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Date: 02/11/24 14:14
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: dan

3 of the 4  green cabooses could easily be NP too



Date: 02/11/24 14:15
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: refarkas

Super catch.
Bob



Date: 02/11/24 16:31
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: Texican65

Cool! I feel like I don’t see a lot of BN SD9’s with a steam generator…any info on that units prior life?



Date: 02/11/24 18:38
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: valmont

Texican65 Wrote:
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> Cool! I feel like I don’t see a lot of BN
> SD9’s with a steam generator…any info on that
> units prior life?


Some help: From The Diesel Shop BN 6147-6176  ex-CB&Q 345-374



 



Date: 02/12/24 01:29
Re: BN 'heritage' caboose hop
Author: Evan_Werkema

valmont Wrote:

> Some help: From The Diesel Shop BN 6147-6176  ex-CB&Q 345-374

There's also Charles Biel's site:  http://www.trainpix.com/BN/EMDORIG/SD9/INDEX.HTM

And Trainweb: http://www.trainweb.org/jaydeet/sd9.htm

Built in 1955 as CB&Q 360, it became BN 6162 in the 1970's and got chopnosed at some point in the early 1980's: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,5748748

Its old BN number carried through to the BNSF roster for about a decade.  It got renumbered BNSF 1739 in early 2007 to make way for an ES44AC, but was probably stored out of service never to run again when the renumbering happened.  Looks like the number was sprayed on the long hood with a rattle can:

http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:SD9_BNSF_1739.JPG

BNSF 1739 went to NRE in late 2007, and the last photos I'm finding of it online show it at Silvis in 2009.



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