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Executive Paint Scheme Engines


In October 1990 the executive paint scheme was introduced on the company's newly rebuilt F9 engines BN-1 and BN-2 and business car Stevens Pass. Also known as "Grinstein green" for Gerald Grinstein the president of BN, it was a departure from the standard BN colors. The color arrangement consists of Brunswick green on lower frame and upper hood with a crème band around the middle and accented with red pin stripe separating the two colors.

The colors would not be limited to business car fleet. In 1993 BN placed an order with EMD for its new model, the SD70MAC, and it received the Executive colors. Grinstein green continued through to BNSF with the company painting the final BN order of SD70MAC's BNSF 9711-9837.

Eventually 428 SD70MAC's the two F-9's, one E-9 BN-3 (ex BN 9912), and the business car fleet would sport the unique colors. After the BN/ATSF merger management decided to adopt the Santa Fe color scheme and repainted the business cars not retired. For now the original Executive look remains on the SD70MAC's. To date, BN 9647 was the only unit repainted. This was a special Warbonnet inspired arrangement using crème and green to celebrate the BNSF merger on August 1995. In September 1997 the E and F units were donated the Illinois Railroad Museum at Union Ill. The F units make an occasional appearance at Galesburg Railroad days.


 

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