Burlington Northern RR
WE all have our Favorite Roads some more modeled than others. This week Feb.20, 2005 - Feb 27, 2005 is dedicated the History of the Burlington Northern RR. Please add some info and pictures of your own personal N scale collection or proto-type.
The Burlington Northern was the product of a 1970 merger comprising the Great Northern Railway, the Northern Pacific Railway, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway. Consent for this merger came only on the fourth attempt dating back to the days of James J. Hill, but for many years they shared a headquarters building in Saint Paul, Minnesota until the merger was finally approved. In 1980 the former St. Louis and San Francisco Railway was acquired.In 1981 corporate headquarters of parent Burlington Northern Inc. were moved to Seattle, Washington, and in 1988, after its non-rail operations were spun off as Burlington Resources, to Fort Worth, Texas.
In 1995, the Burlington Northern merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) to form the new Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), possibly the largest railroad in the United States by track mileage.