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The BN Expediter – April 2024

January 2024 – Volume 32 Number 1

The April 2024 issue (32 pages) contains:

  • Around Minot, North Dakota, by Jeremy Siembida
    A photo essay of rail infrastructure and activity in and around Minot.
  • The FOBNR Freight Car (HO)
    The HO scale FBNX car visited Murray Bouschlicher’s C&NW Clinton Sub layout, including photos of the car at several scenic locations.
  • BNSF’s Hanley Falls Subdivision, by Joel Poland
    A long article about the trackage, industries and local train activity on the subdivision from Hanley Falls to Madison, Minnesota. Includes a timetable and schematics of the trackage at all the stations along the route.
  • F45 Helpers on Marias Pass, by Dave Poplawski
    A short article, with photos, of a short period of time when F45s replaced F9s and GP9s as helpers.
  • Contact Corner: Chicago Metra E9 Cab Plates, by Gary Seymour
    Answering a question about the commemorative name plates that adorned the cab sides of Metra’s E9s. Includes the motivation behind, and the details of, the addition of the plates, plus up-close photos of one of them.
  • BN Buses, Semis, and Cranes/Booms, by John Becker, Mark Demaline, and Dennis Pehoski
    A photo essay of an assortment of fourteen BN vehicles.

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