Here is my (limited) collection of BN action photos, including a few post-merger shots of BN units.
From a railfan perspective, the BN offered an interesting variety of equipment to watch, particularly a large stable of GE diesels (the “U-boats”) in an era when EMD was the dominant locomotive builder. BN was one of the few railroads that continued to order cabless locomotives (“B” units), and it experimented with other innovations such as fuel tenders on long-distance routes.
Now that BN has merged into the BNSF, its equipment is disappearing, but one can still find it if one looks hard enough. Anytime I find a BN car in a consist, I try to get its portrait. You will find some of those photos on the Rolling Stock page. Diesels still in green will be displayed on the Locomotives page.
(The crazy thing is, I used to see BN operations all the time in Boulder where I grew up, including SD9’s switching the spur along Pearl Street, and I lived near the tracks in Loveland– but I never photographed any of it. Short-sighted!)
So, here is my humble offering of BN photos. I wish there were more; I’m glad for what there is.