BNSF 614 - Warbonnet - Ottumwa Subdivision - Lockridge, IA

BNSF 614 - ex-SF Warbonnet - Ottumwa Subdivision - Lockridge
BNSF 614 - Ottumwa Subdivision - Lockridge, IA
BNSF 614 (a GE C44-9W), still in its Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme, and BNSF 1018 (a GE C44-9W) lead a train of corn syrup tank cars east on the BNSF Ottumwa Subdivision. The train is round a curve alongside Highway US 34, on the east side of Lockridge, Iowa.

BNSF 614

BNSF 614 was built in 1994, for the Santa Fe Railway by General Electric, and is a C44-9W. The locomotive was built just a year or so before the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Santa Fe Railway began their merger, which was officially finalized in late 1996. The locomotive still has Santa Fe lettering on the sides, but the front of the cab has been re-lettered with BNSF.

About the image

The original image was capture on a 35mm transparency, which was then copied and converted to digital using a Canon DSLR combined with a Sigma macro lens. Lighting for the copy slide setup was provided by a single flash connected to the camera via an off-shoe cord.  Post processing was done with Nik Software's Dfine 2 and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Photo taken: July 29, 2004, at Lockridge, Iowa.


  1. And why destroy this paint scheme? Wow eye popping contrast and great safety color to boot! Luscious.

  2. Roger Diotte, it is definitely an eye-catching paint scheme. One of the best in my opinion.

  3. Nice! Nice and bright too. Very eye catching indeed.

    1. Thanks, Shelly. 614 was still looking pretty sharp back in 2004, even though it had been re-lettered to BNSF.


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