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Burlington Northern Diesel in Front of Roundhouse (editor's title)

Diesel locomotive with roundhouse in the background
Electro-Motive model GP40 road switcher stands in front of a steam-era roundhouse at La Crosse, Wisconsin. This GP40 was built for BN constituent railroad Chicago, Burlington & Quincy in 1966. CB&Q was merged with Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Spokane, Portland & Seattle in 1970 to form the Burlington Northern. The GP40 was among General Motors Electro-Motive Division standard 645-series diesel locomotives introduced in 1965-1966. It was powered by a 16-645E3 diesel rated at 3,000 hp. The view from the front shows the cab style common to many Electro-Motive diesels of the period, including both four and six-axle types. The roundhouse was razed in October 1982.
Source Glenn Oestreich Collection
Coverage Spatial, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Temporal, late 1970s
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1970
Resource Type
Extent 8 in. by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location La Crosse, Wisconsin
Creator Description Glenn A. Oestreich (1952-2009), Watertown, Wisconsin, was an avid photographer who enjoyed taking pictures of trains. His other interests included steam powered model engines and restoring antique tractors and engines. He was a 1970 graduate of Watertown High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He worked at Seneca Foods in Clyman, Wisconsin.
Collection Glenn Oestreich Collection
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