BNSF recently introduced the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes marking the railroad’s 25th anniversary. The General Electric ES44AC No. 5828 now displays a “25th Anniversary” label on the nose and side, as well as logos of predecessor railroads: Burlington Northern; Santa Fe; Great Northern; Northern Pacific; Spokane, Portland & Seattle; Colorado & Southern; and Frisco. The other nine units will be decked out with the same scheme. BNSF was created by the merger of BN and AT&SF railways in September 1995. Today’s BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 170 years.
Learn more about the 25th anniversary locomotives here.