Here is the final four years of the BN before its inclusion into BNSF. We focus on three major locations around the system, in the St Paul area at Newport, Hoffman Ave and Westminster, then along the old Northern Pacific in the Valley City, North Dakota area, and finally along the former CB&Q at Bushnell, Illinois.
he program concludes with an “Out-of-bounds” segment where BN power is seen in pool service on the Grand Trunk Western and Conrail. Motive power ranges from early Geeps to Wide-nose SD60’s, and many scenes feature the cars of the train…a popular feature with modelers and freight car fans! Neighboring roads Soo Line and Toledo, Peoria and Western are seen briefly, as well as Chicago Northwestern and Union Pacific.
Part 2 of this series covers the Chicago, Alliance, Nebraska, and Ottumwa, Iowa areas.