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#1 LightMeter

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 11:51 PM

Look what l caught on one of Virtual Railfan's live railcams on Youtube! ln March 1970, the Great Northern Railway merged with 3 other railroads to become the Burlington Northern RR. Great Northern went to the sky blue color in 1967. So the freight car was painted between 1967 and 1970. The last time l saw a GN freight car in service was about 2001. Never thought l'd see one again. The last image is a model showing what the paint scheme looked like.

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 02:20 PM

Nice catch and good story, Bill. 

 

Great Northern rail cars used to be quite common in this neck of the woods.  Hmm...  I just really dated myself, didn't I?  ;)


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 04:04 PM

Hi Mark. Do you know where Revelstoke BC is? There's a rail museum there and Virtual Railfan has a camera at the museum. Here's a link.

 


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 01:54 PM

Bill, Revelstoke is a very pretty town.  We stayed overnight 4 years ago.

 

I'm not surprised that they have a rail museum.  Both CN Rail and CP Rail have maintenance yards there.  :)


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