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The July 2020 (28 pages) issue contains:

  • An FOBNR Freight Car!
    We’ve created an HO-scale covered hopper for the FOBNR, with reporting marks FBNX 1995, and started it on a trek across the country visiting various layouts. It started on John Parkers Fall River Division layout, and we’ll follow its travels in future editions of The BN Expediter as well as on our website. We also are offering decals in HO and N for those wishing to customize a car of their own. Photos included.
  • BN’s Springfield Division’s 8th Subdivision: Wichita to Fredonia
    A photo tour of the ex-Frisco line as Mel Finzer chased the BN train 91666 3 separate times back in 1989 and 1990. Includes a little history of the line and aerial photos from a real airplane.
  • 23 Years on the BN/BNSF – Jake Greeling: Oral History Part 1 – Alliance Division
    Jake hired on to the BN in 1974 after a short stint on a steel mill’s plant railroad and spent the next 9 years in the Powder River Basin as a brakeman, engineer, trainmaster, road foreman of engines and assistant division superintendent. Part 2 will cover the promotions and transfers that rounded out Jake’s career. Includes a few historical photos, including driving the green and white spike that marked the joining of the rails as construction from the north and south converged.
  • BN’s SD45s and SDP45s, Part 1
    The history of one of BN’s early workhorse diesel locomotives, with roster information and photos. Part 1 covers the inheritance of units from GN, NP, CB&Q, C&S and Frisco, plus BN’s own purchases. Part 2 will have all the roster information, along with dispositions.

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Dave Poplawski, Editor
The BN Expediter
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