• Did BN ever have a GE 25 tonner?

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Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
  by BN2513GP35
 
While you wouldn’t think that a class 1 railroad like BN would have a GE 25-ton, I just stumbled across a picture of a GE 25-ton with a BN paint scheme but which was lettered for a leasing company.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 9&nseq=206

Given how most leasing companies don’t bother to repaint the engines they acquire (choosing instead to simply re-letter them), and it is unlikely that a leasing company would repaint an engine to look like it belonged to another railroad, I assume that this engine once belonged to BN.

That being said, I can find no record of a GE 25-ton in any of my engine rosters…

http://www.trainpix.com/bn/ROSTER.HTM

Do any of you know if the engine in the photo was once operated by BN and, if not, why it is sporting BN colors?
  by kalvingp30fan
 
I saw that picture earlier and thought that it could have been BN also.

It could have come from a railroad that just used the paint scheme.
  by atsf sp
 
It could be a railroad that just wanted to honor the BN.
  by scottychaos
 
Was never BN:
Although in a BN paint scheme it was never on the BN roster. It is lettered for Smith Brothers which is a locomotive dealer. On the builder plate on side of cab was "Class b-50/50-16E733" and 31790. Unit is lettered for Smith Brothers.
From:
http://www.locophotos.com/Search.php?Se ... rch=Search

Scot