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5/29/2020
 
 
 
 
 
By:Richard Kundert
Dates:2/10/1997 - 3/20/2001
Album Info:Formerly the Colorado & Southern, the BNSF Front Range Sub extends from Milepost 0.0 at Denver, Co to Milepost 240.8 at Wendover, WY. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroads merged on 12/31/1996 and I moved to Fort Collins in February, 1997. My move was perfectly timed as I was able to photograph the unusual locomotive consists during the BNSF's early years. One of the most notable locations on the Front Range Sub is the "street running" on Mason Street in Fort Collins. I decided to create a separate album for my Mason Street photographs...this album will focus on BNSF operations between Cheyenne, WY and Niwot, CO through 2001. Thanks for looking!!
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BN 2765
Title:  BN 2765
Description:  A former Southern GP30, rebuilt by the BN to a GP39-2R, leads two former Reserve Mining SD38-2s on a local at Ft. Collins.
Photo Date:  2/10/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:16:10 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 2765(GP39E) GATX 1237(SD38-2) GATX 1238(SD38-2)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
MRL 701
Title:  MRL 701
Description:  A Montana RailLink SD35 is southbound at Berthoud.
Photo Date:  2/22/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:28:12 AM
Location:  Berthoud, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 701(SD35)
Views:  183   Comments: 2
BN 5120
Title:  BN 5120
Description:  Two BN C30-7s pass MP71 with the southbound Cheyenne Local.
Photo Date:  3/17/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:30:48 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 5120(C30-7) BN 5591(C30-7)
Views:  111   Comments: 1
BN 8126
Title:  BN 8126
Description:  A wild consist including a Metro North Commuter B23-7 (just purchased by BNSF) and an ATSF F45, is south of Ft. Collins.
Photo Date:  3/29/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:34:02 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 8126(SD40-2) MNCR 801(B23-7)
Views:  204   Comments: 3
BNSF 9718
Title:  BNSF 9718
Description:  On Atwood Street in Longmont with 67 cars.
Photo Date:  3/31/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:35:23 AM
Location:  Longmont, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9718(SD70MAC) BN 9267(SD60M) MPEX 9502(SD45) MPEX 9532(SD40-3MP)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
BN 5514
Title:  BN 5514
Description:  The northbound Cheyenne local approachs Loveland at MP60.
Photo Date:  5/8/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:38:44 AM
Location:  Loveland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BN 5514(C30-7) BN 5058(C30-7)
Views:  120   Comments: 1
BN 5594
Title:  BN 5594
Description:  A pair of C30-7s approaches Niwot with the northbound Cheyenne Local.
Photo Date:  5/27/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:40:17 AM
Location:  Niwot, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 5594(C30-7) BN 5039(C30-7)
Views:  109   Comments: 1
BN 7888
Title:  BN 7888
Description:  A southbound manifest has a smoking GP9 as it climbs up a short hill between Ft. Collins and Loveland.
Photo Date:  7/4/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:42:24 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 7888(SD40-2) BN 7183(SD40-2) BN 1922(GP9)
Views:  223   Comments: 1
BN 5564
Title:  BN 5564
Description:  Another wild locomotive consist from the BNSF early years. South of Ft. Collins
Photo Date:  7/7/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:44:51 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 5564(C30-7) ATSF 8139(C30-7) LMX 8501(B39-8E) BN 4056(B30-7AB) BN 8038(SD40-2)
Views:  231   Comments: 2
Oakway 9063
Title:  Oakway 9063
Description:  113 cars trail the Oakway SD60 south of Ft. Collins
Photo Date:  8/15/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:45:56 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EMDX 9063(SD60) EMDX 9003(SD60) BN 7200(SD40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 1
BN 2817
Title:  BN 2817
Description:  A rebuilt UP GP30, classified as a GP39-2R by BNSF, leads a local into Loveland
Photo Date:  10/2/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:50:46 AM
Location:  Loveland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 2817(GP39M)
Views:  105   Comments: 2
Indiana & Ohio 3102
Title:  Indiana & Ohio 3102
Description:  At first glance, this looks like a BN GP50.....but the reporting marks are IORY. The Indiana & Ohio unit leads 4 other units through Fort Collins at MP71. The train has just come off the Mason Street 15 mph restriction and is picking up speed as it leaves town.
Photo Date:  10/5/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:54:45 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IORY 3102(GP50) ATSF 5256(SDF40-2) ATSF 5174(SD40-2) ATSF 5825(SD45-2u) BN 2817(GP39M)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
ATSF 4003
Title:  ATSF 4003
Description:  A southbound manifest approaches Ft. Collins
Photo Date:  10/6/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:56:09 AM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 4003(GP60) BNSF 767(C44-9W)
Views:  195   Comments: 2
BN 2806
Title:  BN 2806
Description:  BN 2806 was built for the Louisville & Nashville in 1963 and BN rebuilt it into a "GP39-2R". It is southbound at Norfolk siding.
Photo Date:  10/22/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 11:58:40 AM
Location:  Norfolk, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 2806(GP39M) BN 5020(C30-7)
Views:  147   Comments: 1
BN 2049
Title:  BN 2049
Description:  A BN GP20 leads a work train through Ft. Collins. To the best of my knowledge, none of the BN GP20's received a BNSF "patch"
Photo Date:  11/3/1997  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:02:15 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 2049(GP20)
Views:  162   Comments: 1
BN 7866
Title:  BN 7866
Description:  Southbound at Milepost 71
Photo Date:  3/19/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:04:02 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BN 7866(SD40-2) BN 8163(SD40-2)
Views:  98   Comments: 1
BN 9467
Title:  BN 9467
Description:  Three SD70MACs lead an empty coal train at the north end of Mason Street. Loaded coal trains were never routed over the Front Range Sub (other than to online plants) due to short steep grades, street running in Longmont and Ft. Collins and a few sharp curves.
Photo Date:  4/21/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:30:27 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 9467(SD70MAC) BNSF 9763(SD70MAC) BNSF 9757(SD70MAC)
Views:  138   Comments: 1
ATSF 156
Title:  ATSF 156
Description:  A Santa Fe GP60 is northbound near Wellington. An old Santa Fe GP7u is the third unit.
Photo Date:  5/25/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:32:34 PM
Location:  Wellington, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 156(GP60M) BNSF 1031(C44-9W) ATSF 2204(GP7u)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
BN 3519
Title:  BN 3519
Description:  This GP40-2R was built as Burlington 633 in 1968. It is the only unit on this "Boeing Train"
Photo Date:  6/19/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:34:50 PM
Location:  Wellington, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 3519(GP40M)
Views:  2172   Comments: 2
BN 6399
Title:  BN 6399
Description:  The 6 SDP40s on the BNSF roster were built for the Great Northern in 1966. The 6399 is northbound approaching Ft. Collins.
Photo Date:  7/8/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:40:06 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 6399(SDP40) BN 7014(SD40-2)
Views:  284   Comments: 1
CSX 8073
Title:  CSX 8073
Description:  A CSX SD40-2 leads a "Boeing Train" between Loveland and Ft. Collins
Photo Date:  8/1/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:41:18 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8073(SD40-2) BN 2320(GP38-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
ATSF 921
Title:  ATSF 921
Description:  Northbound at Niwot with a pair of "warbonnets"
Photo Date:  8/8/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:42:29 PM
Location:  Niwot, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 921(C40-8W)
Views:  80   Comments: 1
ATSF 813
Title:  ATSF 813
Description:  Shot from the I25 overpass south of Cheyenne, WY, ATSF 813 is passing under the UP Speer-Denver mainline
Photo Date:  8/8/1998  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:44:45 PM
Location:  Speer Jct, WY
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 813(C40-8W)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
GWR 211 & ATSF 521
Title:  GWR 211 & ATSF 521
Description:  The Great Western took over switching operations at North Yard on 4/17/1999. GP9 211 sits in the yard as ATSF 521 passes with a northbound manifest.
Photo Date:  5/14/1999  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:49:41 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 211(GP9) ATSF 521(B40-8W)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
BN 7217
Title:  BN 7217
Description:  Approaching the UP overpass at Speer.
Photo Date:  7/4/1999  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:50:55 PM
Location:  Speer Jct, WY
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 7217(SD40-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
BN 6364
Title:  BN 6364
Description:  Norfolk siding in fading light. The siding was 4988 ft long, but seldom used.
Photo Date:  7/23/1999  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:52:52 PM
Location:  Norfolk, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 6364(SD40-2) BN 3136(GP50) BN 9268(SD60M) BNSF 575(B40-8W)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
LMX 8551
Title:  LMX 8551
Description:  The LMX B39-8s were frequent visitors to the Front Range Sub. The 8551 powers an empty ballast train near Dixon
Photo Date:  8/8/1999  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:54:31 PM
Location:  Dixon, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LMX 8551(B39-8E)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
BN 9590
Title:  BN 9590
Description:  A loaded Rawhide coal train slows to a stop at Platte River Jct. The switch will be thrown and the train will proceed down the 3 mile spur to the Rawhide Power Plant.
Photo Date:  8/24/1999  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:56:55 PM
Location:  Owl Canyon, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 9590(SD70MAC) BN 9699(SD70MAC) BN 9627(SD70MAC)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BNSF 8200
Title:  BNSF 8200
Description:  The SD75m class leader rounds the curve north of Loveland at a location once known as Marion. A sugar beet silo was once located here.
Photo Date:  8/24/1999  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:58:54 PM
Location:  Loveland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8200(SD75M)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
BNSF 9727
Title:  BNSF 9727
Description:  A Rawhide coal train leaves the mainline at Platte River Jct for the short trip to the power plant
Photo Date:  2/8/2000  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 1:01:06 PM
Location:  Owl Canyon, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9727(SD70MAC) BN 9447(SD70MAC) BNSF 9769(SD70MAC)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
BNSF 4227
Title:  BNSF 4227
Description:  A former ATSF B23-7 southbound out of Loveland
Photo Date:  1/24/2001  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 1:03:38 PM
Location:  Loveland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4227(B23-7)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
BNSF 2810
Title:  BNSF 2810
Description:  BN 2810 was built as Chicago & Eastern Illinois #239. After rebuilding, it is classified as a "GP39-2R". It powers the "Longmont Switch" at Highland.
Photo Date:  3/14/2001  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 1:06:31 PM
Location:  Highland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2810(GP39M) BNSF 2173(GP38)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
BNSF 2137
Title:  BNSF 2137
Description:  The "Longmont Switch" is a turn job out of Longmont. It does local switching to Fort Collins including interchanging with the GWR at Loveland and Ft. Collins. The "Switch" is passing the Loveland Feed & Grain mill. The mill was built in 1891 and at it's peak could produce 800 100lbs sacks of flour. The structure is constructed of Stone, brick, wood and corrugated sheet metal and was closed in 2004. It has been repurposed as an art gallery. BNSF 2137 was built for the Penn Central in 1970.
Photo Date:  3/20/2001  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 1:09:04 PM
Location:  Loveland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2137(GP38AC)
Views:  89   Comments: 0


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