Nonetheless, BNSF would experiment with paint schemes and in 10 years, the presence of Grinstein green with cream and red trim would become more and more rare with the orange and green/black of BNSF taking the lions' share of coal down the Front Range. Yet, as we will see, the green of BN is more persistent than yesterday's SP.
|A patched BNSF SD70MAC, 9801 and two un-patched sisters lead a string of coal loads |
down the single track section of Colorado's Joint Line outside the town of Palmer Lake.
Photo: Joe Blackwell