For freight car historians, enthusiasts and modelers, the Burlington Northern was a treasure chest of equipment designs. The huge northwest forest products industry was reflected in the initial Burlington Northern freight car fleet. The pre-merger fleets provided large numbers of 50-foot box cars, wood chip gondolas and lumber flats. The Burlington Northern also had a well-maintained fleet of temperature-controlled cars and a large fleet of grain hoppers. With the development of coal production in the Powder River Basin the coal car fleet expanded greatly.
The Burlington Northern acquired nearly 34,000 new-built cars during it's time. After two and a half decades, in 1995, the BN era ended with the Santa Fe merger. The Green freight cars ended and new and repainted cars appeared in 'BNSF brown'.
Contents:Box Cars, pp. 4-39,Covered Hoppers, pp. 40-63,Flat Cars, pp. 64-67,Gondolas, pp. 68-84,Open Hoppers, pp. 85-91,Inter-modal, pp. 92-99,Temperature Controlled Cars, pp. 100-111,Tank Cars, pg. 112,Auto Racks, pp. 113-116,Non Revenue Cars, pp. 117-120,Passenger Cars, pp. 121-128.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 in., Color photographs with captions.