BN NW-12 5         
Burlington Northern Railroad NW-12 5 at Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 23, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5 was built by EMC as GN NW2 5306 in March 1939 (c/n 865) on Order E219, was renumbered to GN 106, after the merger it became BN 454. According to the 1977-80 Burlington Northern Annual (© 1981 Motive Power Services) it was rebuilt at West Burlington, Iowa and released April 9, 1975 as NW2u 5. A total of four former GN NW2's were rebuilt before the Comprehensive Locomotive Rebuild Program (CLRP) was terminated on August 1, 1975, with the fourth rebuild (19, ex-BN 469) still on the floor. It was finished and released almost a year later.
Date: 5/23/1984 Location: Minneapolis, MN   Map Show Minneapolis on a rail map Views: 1144 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: BN 5(NW2R)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
BN NW-12 5
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Matthew Liptak General If you look closely it actually says "NW12" on the sill below the cab. BN 5 was rebuilt 4/75. 4/18/2015 10:29:54 PM
Matthew Liptak General Sorry, I meant to say on the sill on the front end by where it says "Northtown". 4/18/2015 10:32:11 PM
Chuck Zeiler General That's a good point. The site only allows NW2R as a choice for a rebuilt NW2, and the information about rebuilding comes from the 1977-80 Burlington Northern Annual, which lists the locomotive as NW2u. I will change the first instance in the Description. Thanks for pointing this out, maybe this exchange will help others figure it out. 4/20/2015 9:36:20 AM

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