Photo By: Kevin Morgan

A trio of BNSF GEs lead a westbound manifest at the Blue Mountain Road grade crossing. The second unit is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "Goat Boat". The "goat" portion of the term comes first from the Great Northern Railway, a predecessor of BNSF (and Burlington Northern). The Great Northern used a goat in its logo and had a paint scheme very similar to the "Heritage" paint scheme worn by this second unit. The "boat" portion of the term comes from the old reference to GE units as "U-Boats".
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Posted By Nick Chiplen (UK) On Saturday, October 1, 2016 At 5:38:04 AM (PT)

Nice shot. Thanks for the explanation!

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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Blue Mountain




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
None
Unit Number
None

Symbol
HDENPVO1-25A
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
62 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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