It’s 1995, the last year for an independent Burlington Northern Railroad. Giant BNSF is still in the future, and the BN is having to make do with a lot of leased units on the Fort Scott Sub. Besides BN green we see various leased locomotives including GM/Oakway and MK units.
Originally a Frisco line, this BN Sub runs from Kansas City to Springfield, Missouri. A mixed bag of merchandise, intermodal and coal run on the Sub. This informative program is narrated, and many locations and trains are marked with on-screen captions.
This program was shot using professional equipment of the time, but is not up to the clarity of today’s high-definition video. It is however an excellent snapshot of an important time and place in the nation’s railroad history.