Tuesday, May 25, 2010
BNSF 1685 to Return to Winnipeg
BNSF 1685, long-time resident of Winnipeg, will be returning to her old stomping grounds in July 2010. BNSF informed the Prairie Dog Central tourist railway that they will be donating the retired GP9 engine.
BNSF 1685 was built for the Midland Railway of Manitoba as #2, and served the city for many years in that capacity, and later as BNSF 1685 before being retired.
This is great news for the PDC and for Winnipeg. The orange unit was a familiar sight in Winnipeg and it is good that it is coming home.