The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad on the last day of 1996. Here, in 2010, we have a couple of predecessor locomotive paint schemes on display in Sterling, Colorado.
The eastbound train above has one of Santa Fe’s famous warbonnets on the point. The locomotive, a GE C44-9W, is most likely sporting the paint it wore when built in September of 1994. The other scheme seen, in the third image, is on a pair of former Burlington Northern EMD SD70MACs. These units date from 1995 and wear the final scheme of BN locomotives.
Three images by Richard Koenig; taken July 23rd 2010.