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BN ex-NP locomotives [NP Photo Archives]

np_02.jpg: MT, Summer, 1971

On route 10 between Missoula and Bozeman MT, met this BN train led by ex-Northern Pacific locomotives.

The foreground is the rear window of our 1964 Oldsmobile.

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BN F9A #814, ex-NP #7003D and BN F9A #806, ex-NP #7001D [NP Photo Archives]

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np_01.jpg: Drummond, MT, Summer, 1971

On route 10 between Missoula and Butte MT, met this eastbound BN train.
In the photo are BN F9A #814, ex-NP #7003D and BN F9A #806, ex-NP #7001D

NP #7003D was built in 1954. She became BN #814 in 1970 and retired in 1982. She was donated to Oklahoma Railway Museum in the same year. Today she is restored in SLSF scheme and in active.
NP #7001D was also built in 1954. She became BN #806 in 1970 and retired in 1981.

photo of NP #7003D found at Oklahoma Railway Museum site;
photo of BN #814 found at RailPictures net site;
photo of NP #7001D found at RailPictures net site;
photo of BN #806 found at LocoPhotos site;

EMD F9A was built between 1954 and 1956 with 1750hp prime mover. 77 units were sold in United States.


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BN GP9 #1948, ex-NP #369 [NP Photo Archives]

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np_04.jpg: Havre, MT, summer, 1971

At Havre, found this locomotive at MOW equipment siding.
This is BN GP9 #1948, ex-NP #369.

NP #369 was built in 1958 and became BN #1948 in 1970. She was retired in 1985.

Turntable seen in the background seems still exists, but the string of wood side MOW equipment is gone by now.

np_03.jpg: Havre, MT, summer, 1971

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BN GP9 #1720, ex-NP #272 and #1726, ex-NP #288 [NP Photo Archives]

np_08.jpg: Clinton, MT, Summer, 1971

On route 10 between Missoula and Anaconda MT, met this westbound BN train. In the photo are BN GP9 #1720, ex-NP #272 and #1726, ex-NP #288. NP owned 61 GP9s with dynamic brakes.
NP #272 was built in 1956 and retired in 1985. #288 was built in 1957 and retired from BN in 1991, and became Tennessee Southern RR #1726. Noteworthy is that the NP "Canoe" schemes are a little different between the two.

repainted BN #1720 photo found at Locophotos site;
NP #288 photo found at Fallenflags site;
patched BN #1726 photo found at Fallenflags site;

EMD GP9 was built between 1954 and 1959 with 1750hp prime mover. 3436 units were sold in United States.


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BN GP9 #1758, ex-NP #348 and a BN ex-NP GP9 [NP Photo Archives]

np_09.jpg: Anaconda, MT, Summer, 1971

On route 10 between Missoula and Butte MT, met this westbound BN train on ex-NP mainline. In the photo are BN GP9 #1758, ex-NP #348 and another BN ex-NP GP9. NP #348 was built in 1958. She was rebuilt to BN GP28M #1529 in 1992.

repainted BN #1758 photo found at LocoPhotos site;
rebuilt BN #1529 photo found at trainpix site;

Snow-capped peak in the background is the 10610 feet high Mount Haggin.


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BN train led by ex-NP and ex-GN locomotives [NP Photo Archives]

np_09.jpg: Deer Lodge, MT summer, 1971

On route 10 from Missoula to Butte, met this eastbound BN train on ex-NP mainline.

Here, at Deer Lodge, NP and MILW both had depots. MILW also had a roundhouse. 2 mains paralleled north from here. Town now has MILW "Little Joe" #E70, E9A #36A and a caboose #992185 on display.

This photo was first appeared in my "Photo Archive" column.


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