Will BN #9908 still be a Burlington Northern E-unit when she is restored?
#1 Adam Gunia on 2011-12-02 17:51
Looks like the nose door is still in place. While I understand from the IRM list 9908 is being restored 'quickly' in BN green/white to be redone later as CB&Q silver will the nose door be put "back" at this time or plated over again for now?
#2 Robert on 2011-12-03 11:53
The nose door always was in place and functional. The only difference on the door from 9908 to 9976 will be the restoration of the headlight in the door.
#2.1 James Kolanowski on 2011-12-05 00:20
So she is going to be repainted as a CB&Q E-unit? Too bad. She was best known for being part of the last largest fleet of E-units in her BN color scheme, and I loved watching her and her sisters pulling METRA trains when I was a kid. Any chance you guy will change your minds and keep her as a Burlington Northern E-unit?
#3 Adam Gunia on 2011-12-04 23:51
For the short term (at least several years) 9908 will remain as it is. This unit is best suited for being restored to CB&Q 9976, when the time comes. And in reality, the BN3 is best suited going back to BN 9919 and leave the BN1 and BN2 to represent the executive scheme.
#3.1 James Kolanowski on 2011-12-05 00:12
Thanks for letting me know. I really enjoyed those old green e-units as a kid, and seeing 9908 brought back some happy memories for me. I never thought I would see one again. Anyway thank you for your reply.
#3.1.1 Adam Gunia on 2011-12-05 00:35
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