1. SD60M Three-window cab
Why? Finally moving on from SD40-2s, Oakways, and LMXs. BN’s first comfort cabs which were adorned in BN’s “whiteface” scheme.
Why? Six axle cowls. My favorite locomotive.
Nos. 9850-9855; 6394-6399
Why? Former Great Northern passenger locomotives equipped with steam generator.
5. F9-2 A and B unit
Nos. BN-1 and BN-2
Why? They’re F units, that’s why. Rebuilt for executive service from F9s with GP38-2 innards.
Why? Caterpillar-re-engined SD40-2 with interesting nonstandard features.
Why? Caterpillar-re-engined GP20 with unique angled cab with original sloped nose.
Nos. 5000-5141; 5500-5599
Why? They looked cool. They sounded cool. They were cool.
9. GP39M With original GP30 carbody
Nos. 2750-2758; 2800-2834
Why? Modernized locomotive with classic body lines.
10. SD60M Two-window cab
Nos. 9250-9298; 1991
Why? Second variation of SD60Ms. No. 1991 painted red, white, and blue in support of U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf in a scheme that shames current commemorative offerings.