The BN Expediter – Back Issues: 2001-2008

Scroll down for a description and cover shot of each issue:

Please Note:  These issues are no longer available in paper form.  You can, however, download single issues in PDF form by selecting them (below), or download  ALL 32 2001-2008 issues for $40 (each issue will be a single file PDF format).

 



January 2001 – Volume 9 Number 1

The January 2001 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • 6th Subdivision Yellowstone Division:
    the ex-CB&Q line from Bridger Jct, WY to Laurel, MT,
    now the Casper Sub (with map, timetable and photos).
  • Along The Line:
    Photos and captions of interesting rail activity around
    the system.
 

April 2001 – Volume 9 Number 2

The April 2001 color issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Fargo, North Dakota Hot Spot:
    facilities and activities in and around Fargo
    (with map, timetables and photos).
 

July 2001 – Volume 9 Number 3

The July 2001 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • Oregon Electric Subdivision Eugene Hauler:
    operations on this interesting line (with maps, timetable
    and photos).
 

October 2001 – Volume 9 Number 4

The October 2001 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Where Do The Trains Go? H-EVEPAS1-16:
    a summary of the car destinations on the named train of
    February 16, 2001 (with map, data and photos).
  • BNSF Freight Car Deliveries: Year 2000:
    summary of new cars (with data and photos).
  • The Name of the Game is Competition 1980-1983:
    BN operations during 1980-1983.
 

January 2002 – Volume 10 Number 1

The January 2002 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • BN Locomotive Chronicles 1981:
    activities, acquisitions, dispostions (with photos).
  • Boeing 737 Transport Cars
    building one in HO scale (with photos).
 

April 2002 – Volume 10 Number 2

The April 2002 issue (12 pages) contains:

  • BNSF 2001 Locomotive Roster Activity:
    purchases and dispositions (with photos).
 

July 2002 – Volume 10 Number 3

The July 2002 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • Locomotives Repainted in 2001:
    a complete list of repaintings (with photos).
  • Freight Car Repair Facilities and Parts at Williston, ND:
    repair equipment and materials (with photos).
  • Along The Line:
    photos and info of activity around the system.
 


October 2002 – Volume 10 Number 4

The October 2002 color issue (16 pages) contains:

  • A Night Dispatching the Pasco East Division:
    managing trains on October 25, 2001 (with timetable,
    dispatching screen shots, and photos).
  • BNSF Freight Car Deliveries: 2001:
    all new cars for the year (with data).
 

January 2003 – Volume 11 Number 1

The January 2003 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • BN Wreckers – A Partial List:
    a list of 43 wreckers (with diagrams, data and photos).
  • BNSF Wreckers:
    The four remaining wreckers as of 2001 (with photos).
 

April 2003 – Volume 11 Number 2

The April 2003 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • BN’s B30-7A Locomotives:
    history, heritage and modelling notes (with photos).
 

July 2003 – Volume 11 Number 3

The July 2003 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • An Interview with Henry E. Frick, BNSF Casper Subdivision Dispatcher:
    personal reflections on dispatching (with timetable,
    documents and photos).
  • BN Equipment:
    information on the BN 460000-460199 series 4-bay ACF
    covered hoppers (with diagram and photos)
 

October 2003 – Volume 11 Number 4

The October 2003 color issue (16 pages) contains:

  • BNSF Freight Car Deliveries: 2002:
    a list of new cars (with photos).
  • BN (BNSF) SD9s Sold:
    10 SD9s sold to the Tillamook Bay RR (with photos).
 

January 2004 – Volume 12 Number 1

The January 2004 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • The National Academy of Railroad Science:
    BNSF’s technical training center in Overland Park, KS
    (with photos).
  • BN Equipment:
    company service tank cars (not fuel tenders)
    (with diagrams and photos).
  • CTC Reaches Seattle:
    a short article on the installation of CTC in the
    Seattle area (with track diagrams).
 

April 2004 – Volume 12 Number 2

The April 2004 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Spokane, Washington Hot Spots:
    the best trainwatching spots in the area (with maps,
    yard diagrams, timetables and photos).
 

July 2004 – Volume 12 Number 3

The July 2004 issue (12 pages) contains:

  • BN’s C30-7 Locomotive:
    photos and captions of a collection of C30-7’s in main line action.
  • Train Order 350: Why is the North Coast Hiawatha backing into a siding?
    an analysis of a very pecular backup move (with train order
    and timetable).
 

October 2004 – Volume 12 Number 4

The October 2004 color issue (16 pages) contains:

  • BNSF Freight Car Deliveries: 2003:
    new cars (with photos).
  • A collection of color photos of SD60M 1991 and Freedom caboose.
 

The January 2005 issue (20 pages) contains:

January 2005 – Volume 13 Number 1

The January 2005 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Locomotive Chronicles: 1982:
    Short article of purchases, retirements and activities, with lots of photos
  • Green Block:
    An excerpt from Burlington Northern Adventures;
    Railroading in the Days of the Caboose
    , by William Brotherton
 

April 2005 – Volume 13 Number 2

The April 2005 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • BN/BNSF in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior 1970 to 2005:
    Long article with map and lots of photos
  • The Last 757:
    Short article about the last Boeing 757 transported by BNSF, with several photos
 

July 2005 – Volume 13 Number 3

The July 2005 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • BNSF’s Diskinson West Subdivision in Photos and Words:
    Long article with lots of photos
  • Cascade Green:
    How to mix model paint to match BN colors
 

October 2005 – Volume 13 Number 4

The October 2005 color issue (16 pages) contains:

  • The Essex Depot:
    Short article with photos and sample train order
  • Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway Company:
    Short article with several photos
  • BN Locomotives:
    Color photos of trains with green BN power
 

January 2006 – Volume 14 Number 1

The January 2006 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • New Bridge Opens for Traffic:
    Short article with photo of bridge
  • Burlington Northerns MoW Trucks:
    Short article with 10 photos
  • BN Time Tracks:
    Lagrange, IL in 1986, 1995 and 2005
 

April 2006 – Volume 14 Number 2

The April 2006 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • The Denver Railroad Scene:
    Long article with history, maps and lots of photos
 

July 2006 – Volume 14 Number 3

The July 2006 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Burlington Northern Locomotive Chronicles: 1983:
    Locomotive acquisitions, retirements, activites with photos (including fuel tenders)
 

October 2006 – Volume 14 Number 4

The October 2006 color issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Big Green Caterpillar:
    Long article about Cat-powered SD40-2 6330, with detailed photos
  • Wade Griffis’ BN Heartland Division:
    Long article about Wade’s HO scale layout, including photos
  • The Oakways:
    Roster and action photos
 

January 2007 – Volume 15 Number 1

The January 2007 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • BN Snow Dozers:
    Long article with roster info, data and photos
  • BN Time Tracks:
    Seattle near King Street Station in 1983 and 2003
  • The End of Train Location Lineups:
    Short article with sample handwritten and typed lineups of the Cody Subdivision
 

April 2007 – Volume 15 Number 2

The April 2007 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Bismark/Mandan, North Dakota Today:
    Long article with maps and photos
 

July 2007 – Volume 15 Number 2

The July 2007 issue (20 pages) contains:

  • The Beaverton Switcher:
    Long article on its history, with maps and photos
  • BN Time Tracks:
    Tacoma trackage 1984 versus 2007
  • MOW Equipment:
    Propane-fueled CWR heater car
 

October 2007 – Volume 15 Number 4

The October 2007 color issue (20 pages) contains:

  • Round the Horn: A Valuable Piece of Railroad:
    a long article about the Mendota-Denrock (IL) Line
  • A review of the book:
    Burlington Northern in Color, Volume 1: The Urge to Merge
  • 2007 Convention Report
  • Helpers on Stevens Pass:
    a short article with lots of BW and color photos
 

January 2008 – Volume 16 Number 1

The January 2008 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • Interview with Wilbur Gulbranson:
    GN/BN operator at the Essex depot.
  • Dawn to Dusk at Donkey Creek:
    an account of all trains on June 20, 2006.
  • Along the Line:
    a collection of photos from various locations.
 

April 2008 – Volume 16 Number 2

The April 2008 issue (16 pages) contains:

  • BN 626027: Modeling a unique Bulkhead Flatcar:
    how to, with diagram and photos.
  • Dawn to Dusk at Donkey Creek:
    a list of all trains on June 20, 2006.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska area yards:
    current and historical (1970) yard diagrams.
 

July 2008 – Volume 16 Number 3

The July 2008 issue (24 pages) contains:

  • The NP & SP&S: Analysis of the Routes Between Spokane and Pasco, WA:
    a retrospective on the decision to abandon the SP&S route in the early 1980’s.
  • O Scale Report:
    new models from Railking and Premier
 

October 2008 – Volume 16 Number 4

The October 2008 color issue (20 pages) contains:

  • King Street Track Improvement Project:
    a short article about recent Seattle area changes, with photos and maps.
  • BN America’s 48′ Flat Rack Containers:
    a short article with data and color photos, both loaded and empty.