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The General Electric ES44AC No. 5828 now displays a “25th Anniversary” label on the nose and side, as well as predecessor railroads that are part of BNSF’s history. Photo – BNSF Railway Co.

(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/27/2020)

BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes marking the railroad’s 25th anniversary.

The General Electric ES44AC No. 5828 now displays a “25th Anniversary” label on the nose and side, as well as predecessor railroads that are part of BNSF’s history: Burlington Northern; Santa Fe Railway; Great Northern; Northern Pacific; Spokane, Portland & Seattle; Colorado & Southern; and the Frisco, BNSF officials said in the Class I’s Inside Track newsletter.

The other nine locomotives will sport the same paint scheme. 

BNSF was created by the merger of the BN and AT&SF railways in September 1995. To learn more about the railroad’s position as it approaches its silver anniversary, read this cover story from Progressive Railroading‘s January 2020 issue.

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