Denver & Rio Grande Western [Union Pacific]
Colorado (Gore Canyon)
October 2, 1997

It would have been a real treat to see four orange BNSF units pulling this freight through Gore Canyon over Union Pacific (former Rio Grande) rails, but alas! four former Burlington Northern units in "forest green" were on the head end. With all of the colors of Northern Pacific, Great Northern, Spokane, Portland & Seattle and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy to choose from, couldn't BN have chosen a better green?

This page posted 5/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.