Here is a look back on the Burlington Northern from the 1970 merger to the 1995 BNSF merger through video, photos and slides. The video is 94 minutes long.
After a short history introduction, the video starts out in Galesburg, Illinois and then moves up the Mississippi River to St. Paul. Some time is spent in the Twin Cities seeing the many sights and then onto the former Great Northern line to Willmar and Breckenridge. The route to Superior and Duluth is next, followed by a trip to the Iron Range and then west to Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Back to the Twin Cities, the former Northern Pacific line to Fargo is viewed. In North Dakota, the former GN mainlines are followed first and then the former NP. In Montana the GN line is first and then the NP line, with a short side visit to Wyoming. In Washington, the former NP Pasco Yard is visited and the video concludes with a local freight working the Astoria Line in Oregon.
The motive power ranges from F-7s, NW-5s, F-45s and high-hood GPs to SD-40-2s and SD-60Ms. Two of the three Bicentennial painted locomotives are included.