Monday, November 28, 2011
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One of My favorite railroads that had made up the famous Burlington Northern Railroad merger of March 2nd 1970, was the former Northern Pacific Railroad.
I had always enjoyed the fact, that the Northern Pacific had actually operated steam locomotives in regular service as late as 1957, and actually had preserved several for display along on line towns and railroad museums.
The Northern Pacific also utilzed this quite stylish and yet conservative color scheme on their freight service locomotives. Often mistaken for black, this color scheme is actually a very dark and murky green with yellow or gold ends and frame.
Notice that the Northern Pacific was also using steam locomotive style swinging bells on the roofs of these EMD model GP 9 roadswitchers, photographed at Spokane Washington in May of 1969.