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A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« on: May 12, 2014, 12:57:20 AM »
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This guy is waiting to collect old ties from a BNSF maintenance project northwest of Fort Worth, TX:



I've seen a few CB&Q hoppers in the past 10 years or so, but never one with the signature Burlington font and even the venerable "Burlington Route" logo still in tact, albeit fading away. Still, it was a neat find...made my day.
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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 01:47:16 AM »
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Very cool Doug. Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 09:05:48 AM »
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Definitely a Tom Mann challenge here.

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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 10:56:14 AM »
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Great catch! Even more remarkable is that some little peon hasn't tagged it yet.
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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 02:30:56 AM »
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The lack of tagging is a little surprising, but they seem to prefer clean cars with good paint.  Maybe this one was just a little too ragged for them?
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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 10:59:10 AM »
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They really did exist!  :)

AWESOME find sir!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 10:22:05 PM »
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Remarkable  8)

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Re: A "Burlington Route" Survivor in 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 01:18:52 AM »
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Sure they existed.  I saw them in Pasco, WA after the merger, and in 1984 they, along with similar GN and BN 4-bay cars, were very common in CSX's (was it still Chessie then?) Russell, KY yard.  Like Doug, I'm surprised that one survives in CB&Q paint, even if there isn't much paint left.  This one had to have been painted no later than Dec 1968, as cars were being delivered in BN Green in January of 69.  So its paint is at least 45 years old!
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