Even though I agree with most posts that the BNSF new logo scheme is too simple and boring and doesn't fit the carbodies of todays units, but could it have been introduced to save expenses on the Heritage I and Heritage II logos (even though BNSF is a class I railroad)? And some SD70MAC/SD70MAC-I units recieved a recieved a green and blue nose logo with blue-green(?) lettering on the cab. In the early years of BNSF (1996-1997), it could have been possible that since the railroad was new, they were experimenting with designs of the past and present, as well as from each other's railroad heritage. Even though the Heritage I and II schemes were common from 1997 until January 24th, 2005, BNSF ran all sorts of paint schemes as well as just to patching the older units. Until now, BNSF simplified it with a Heritage III design lettering.
One theory of mine of the railroad calling itself 'BNSF Railway' is to simplify the name. I'm sure there's people out there that wouldn't call if fully by 'Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway'. This was something like the Rock Island (It went from 'Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific' to 'The Rock').
I'm always calling the paint scheme style below my favorite.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=243014
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=479010