Burlington Northern 325, Great Northern 400 (Hustle Muscle) and BNSF 7765 pose for a family picture at the Jackson Street Roundhouse

Burlington Northern 325, Great Northern 400 (Hustle Muscle), and BNSF 7765 pose for a family picture at the Jackson Street Roundhouse.

The Great Northern Railway (GN), Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), Northern Pacific Railway (NP), and  Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway (SP&S) came together in 1970 to form Burlington Northern Railroad (BN). In 1996 Burlington Northern and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged to form Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, known today as BNSF Railway.

In October of 2012 BNSF sponsored a 150 Years of Railroads in Minnesota celebration at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in Saint Paul during which there were several opportunities for photos. This was one of my favorites I took that day with BN 325 and GN 400 posing together near the turntable and BNSF 7765 seemingly looking on in the background.

Burlington Northern 325

BN 325 is an SDP40 built in 1966 for Great Northern passenger service between St Paul and the Pacific Northwest.

Great Northern 400 Hustle Muscle

The Hustle Muscle, Great Northern #400, is an EMD SD45 owned by the Great Northern Railway Historical Society and is housed at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. The Great Northern paint scheme incorporates Omaha orange and Pullman green.

BN 325 and GN 400 have sequential serial numbers and were both built May 1966.

BNSF Railway 7765

BNSF 7765 is a GE ES44DC built in 2005. When the picture was taken it was on loan from BNSF for the day’s celebration.

About Chad Leigh Kluck

Originally from Nebraska, I am a history and railroad enthusiast currently living near Saint Paul, Minnesota. I enjoy trains, photography, and nostalgic memories, as well as the history of transportation, agriculture, eateries, breweries, and railroad towns. More...

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