BNSF 637 - ex-Santa Fe Warbonnet - West Bottoms - Kansas City

BNSF 5722 and BNSF 637 lead an empty coal train in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, MO.
BNSF 5722 and BNSF 637 - Kansas City, MO

BNSF 5722 (on the point) and BNSF 637 (trailing) are leading an empty coal train north through the West Bottoms of Kansas City. The train was heading toward the Goose Neck, and after going through the Goose Neck would cross over the Missouri River on the Hannibal Bridge into North Kansas City, Missouri. BNSF 637 was a former Santa Fe locomotive, which at the time of this photograph, was still painted in the famous Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme.

Photo taken: September 26, 2005, at Kansas City, Missouri.


  1. I miss that paint scheme. The orange and green is OK but I was partial to the old red and silver. Nice image.

    1. Thanks, Shelly.

      It was a really good looking paint scheme. In most of the images that I have of Santa Fe Warbonnets the paint is pretty worn looking. The cleanest locomotives in this paint scheme that I photographed were up in Iowa of BNSF 614. Links to those posts here and here. But, by this time BNSF 614's nose lettering had been changed from "Santa Fe" to "BNSF."


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