2001 BNSF Employee Appreciation Special
Oklahoma and Texas, May 17-June 11
Burlington Northern Santa Fe invited the 1522 to pull the 2001 edition of their Employee Appreciation Special. The trip wound through Oklahoma and Texas, with special emphasis on BNSF's corporate home in Fort Worth. With her trailing 'pumpkin' diesel and 16 car train, the 1522 was quite the sight.
1522 steams through Kirkwood on her way out of St. Louis. Photo by Richard Sheffold
School children in Newburg, MO, watch 1522 get serviced. We later did a mini-runby just for them on our way out of town.
A large crowd turns out for 1522 in Fairland, OK.
1522 heads South from Oklahoma City, passing through Moore, OK. Photo by Bill Bryant.
1522 charges by the depot in Guthrie, OK. Photo by Phil Morrow
Morning in Temple, TX. 1522 greets the dawn with modern power at the fuel rack.
Heading back to Temple at Rogers, TX. Photo by Steve Hay
A view from the diesel cab at Augusta, KS. 1522 has just joined the former Santa Fe mainline into Kansas City.
1522 Returns home after 3-1/2 weeks and 4000 miles on the road.
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