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Burlington Northern Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

David G. Casdorph

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ISBN 10: 1582480672 / ISBN 13: 9781582480671
Published by Morning Sun Books, 2001
Condition: New Condition Hardcover
From Arizona Hobbies (Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)

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For freight car historians, enthusiasts and modelers, the Burlington Northern was a treasure chest of equipment designs. The huge northwest forest products industry was reflected in the initial Burlington Northern freight car fleet. The pre-merger fleets provided large numbers of 50-foot box cars, wood chip gondolas and lumber flats. The Burlington Northern also had a well-maintained fleet of temperature-controlled cars and a large fleet of grain hoppers. With the development of coal production in the Powder River Basin the coal car fleet expanded greatly. The Burlington Northern acquired nearly 34,000 new-built cars during it's time. After two and a half decades, in 1995, the BN era ended with the Santa Fe merger. The Green freight cars ended and new and repainted cars appeared in 'BNSF brown'. Contents: Box Cars, pp. 4-39; Covered Hoppers, pp. 40-63; Flat Cars, pp. 64-67; Gondolas, pp. 68-84; Open Hoppers, pp. 85-91; Inter-modal, pp. 92-99; Temperature Controlled Cars, pp. 100-111; Tank Cars, pg. 112; Auto Racks, pp. 113-116; Non Revenue Cars, pp. 117-120; Passenger Cars, pp. 121-128. Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions. Bookseller Inventory # msb1161

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Title: Burlington Northern Color Guide to Freight ...

Publisher: Morning Sun Books

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:New Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Burlington Northern Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment. "Born in 1970 with the merger of the legendary GN, NP, SP&S and CB&Q 'Hill Lines', BN was further enlarged by the addition of Frisco. Already a 'fallen flag', the varied rolling stock of this giant carrier is examined in more than 325 color photos."

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