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Question on GN "Pass" 6-5-2 Sleepers
« on: August 31, 2013, 09:13:14 AM »
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Can anyone confirm if the Great Northern "Pass" series sleppers (1370 - 1383) ever bore a "Great Northern" name board instead of the "Empire Builder" name board they had when wearing Omaha orange ? I know they were re-painted to BSB but need to find out of they ever got re-named into GN while in Omaha orange.

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Re: Question on GN "Pass" 6-5-2 Sleepers
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 01:10:32 AM »
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Not as far as I know.  The ones I saw in Pasco after BN took over still said Empire Builder.  And don't forget that four of the cars didn't belong to the GN, one was SP&S and three CB&Q.

According to the one book I have on Amtrak in the 70s, they only ran two of these cars.  Lewis and Clark Pass was purchased, and was BSB.  Jefferson Pass was leased in 1973-74, and was still in EB colors.
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