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S.L. Dixon's Collection
 
6/23/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:S.L. Dixon
Dates:6/20/1972 - 6/30/1993
Album Info:MRL at Helena and Livingston, MILW at Missoula and Great Falls.
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CP 4039-BAR 74
Title:  CP 4039-BAR 74
Description:  A barely acceptable scan of a challenging negative of one of the most unlikely lashup in the most unlikely place. Coutts is Canadian Pacific connection with the BN at Sweetgrass MT.
Photo Date:  6/20/1972  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:37:18 PM
Location:  Coutts, AB
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 4039(FP7A) BAR 74(GP7)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
BN Facilities
Title:  BN Facilities
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:56:39 AM
Location:  Klamath Falls, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  BN 6817(SD40-2)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
BN 2074
Title:  BN 2074
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:03:55 AM
Location:  Bend, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 2074(GP38)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
BN 2081-2544
Title:  BN 2081-2544
Description:  BN 2081 has been a BN Everett Wa "lifer" along with BN 2080 and together they made a million trips up and down Boeing Hill's 5% grade. So I see the unit in Bend OR which will turn out to be the farthest its ever been from home.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:05:07 AM
Location:  Bend, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 2081(GP38-2) BN 2544(GP35)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
BN 388
Title:  BN 388
Description:  I'm not sure why I dint get a picture of the switcher sitting next to the 388..must have had the need to keep going on my trip to CA.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:58:52 AM
Location:  Klamath Falls, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 388(SW1000)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
BN Facilities
Title:  BN Facilities
Description:  I'm still trying to figure out how BN 2081 ended up in Bend Oregon.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:02:35 AM
Location:  Bend, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  BN 2081(GP38-2) BN 2074(GP38)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  I never worked in a depot made of stone. Think this building will around a long long time.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:01:35 AM
Location:  Bend, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  128   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  Depots..stations on a curve. I would hate working here.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:08:31 AM
Location:  Maupin, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  87   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  I can tell you with 15yrs working as an operator on the BN that I wouldnt want to work as an opr here in Maupin. The placed is located on a blind curve both ways. Since there is an order-board here the trains arent going to "surprise you" but seeing the train at the last second for a hoop-up could be something to get used to.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:07:38 AM
Location:  Maupin, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  73   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  I'm still trying to figure out why I dint take any pictures of the BN power ahead of the cabooses.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:11:18 AM
Location:  Saint Helens, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Station,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  119   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  The drive-thru pick-up window at the BN St Helens depot.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:10:28 AM
Location:  Saint Helens, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  54   Comments: 1
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  NP depot at Missoula I should say. The only reason I took this trip to Montana in late March is because I got bumped from my clerks job in Bellingham WA and had to check out other places to work. Good thing I dint find any place in Montana especially on the ex-NP lines because they would be MRL. Most of the BN clerks and operators working the ex-NP/MRL ended up in BN "rubber-rooms" to protect their guarantees from the Frisco Merger. Was a very troublesome time for a lot of BN clerks/oprs as a result of the MRL.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:46:04 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  87   Comments: 0
BN 1418
Title:  BN 1418
Description:  The "GP-10" is probly my least favorite locomotive. But in the BN early 80's these "ughboots" were everywhere on the BN western end.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:49:57 PM
Location:  Whitefish, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 1418(GP10)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
BN 301
Title:  BN 301
Description:  Another gem from a bad roll of film I had in my camera for this whole Montana trip.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:49:21 PM
Location:  Whitefish, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station
Locomotives:  BN 301(SW1500)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  A classic one of a kind depot.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:50:41 PM
Location:  Whitefish, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  127   Comments: 0
BN 1635
Title:  BN 1635
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:39:50 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 1635(GP7)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
BN 1640
Title:  BN 1640
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:40:29 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 1640(GP7)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
BN 1642 East
Title:  BN 1642 East
Description:  A very challenging negative to scan and the results confirm but if you lean back a couple feet from your monitor a look..its not that bad.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:42:36 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 1642(GP7) BN 1639(GP7)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
BN 1711 West
Title:  BN 1711 West
Description:  Another very challenging scan of a negative from a defective roll of film. Just trying to show a westward view from the depot.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:44:13 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  BN 1756(GP9)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
BN 1711 West
Title:  BN 1711 West
Description:  BN 1711 West's caboose passes the depot at Missoula.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:44:58 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  131   Comments: 0
BN 1711 West
Title:  BN 1711 West
Description:  I managed to time my only visit to Missoula MT with a snowstorm coming. Had to stay an extra day..snowed in. Missoula was one of the hotbeds of BN GP7/9's.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:43:23 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BN 1711(GP9)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
BN 1726
Title:  BN 1726
Description:  This whole roll of film shot in Missoula was defective and some pictures were impossible to make right. I gave up on the color and went B&W. Missoula was stronghold for BN Geeps.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:41:09 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 1726(GP9) BN 1722(GP9)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
BN 6488 East
Title:  BN 6488 East
Description:  Sandpoint Idaho...what a place to watch trains go by. If you want to get a good nights sleep..dont stay in Sandpoint. Trains rumble thru this town 24/7.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:16:24 AM
Location:  Sandpoint, ID
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Station,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BN 6488(SD45)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
BN 8151 West
Title:  BN 8151 West
Description:  I hope this is Boyer ID as I know this this shot taken very near Sandpoint.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:14:42 AM
Location:  Boyer, ID
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8151(SD40-2)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  Dont forget to visit the "Dixon Bar and Grill" just a mile west of here.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:51:50 PM
Location:  Dixon, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Scenic,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  70   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  Went on a hunting trip for a new BN town to work in...Libby would be eliminated.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:52:57 PM
Location:  Libby, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  85   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  This place could have been Paradise for me but years in the future and the MRL Tsunami it would no longer be Paradise. So no matter how beautiful this area is I had to pass it by.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:55:06 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  79   Comments: 0
BN RCC 101
Title:  BN RCC 101
Description:  Back in the old days before the DPU's you needed a Remote Control Car. The Canadian Pacific and Pacific Great Eastern used similar ex-B-units for RCC operations.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:41:54 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN RCC101(F7Au)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  Troy Montana is significent because its where the change of watches to Mountain Time from Pacific Time. I dint want to work here either.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:54:01 PM
Location:  Troy, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  81   Comments: 0
MILW Depot
Title:  MILW Depot
Description:  The "Tower" of the MILW Missoula Depot.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:47:24 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  93   Comments: 0
MILW Depot
Title:  MILW Depot
Description:  Almost a year after the "Great MILW Retreat" of March 1980. Sure the BN is doing whatever switching is needed past the depot these days.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:47:58 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  123   Comments: 0
MILW Depot
Title:  MILW Depot
Description:  Seems the MILW liked to make their depots in Montana look like a cathedrals.
Photo Date:  3/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:46:47 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  85   Comments: 0
BN 8163 West
Title:  BN 8163 West
Description:  Short of pacing UP 844, MILW 261, or any steam engine at full speed, this would have to come a close second..pacing Hustle Muscle through western Montana. Distracted driving to enth degree.
Photo Date:  3/20/1981  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:01:17 AM
Location:  Heron, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8163(SD40-2) BN 6430(SD45) BN 8094(SD40-2)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
BN 8163 West
Title:  BN 8163 West
Description:  Getting a NP semaphore signal in the picture. Take the telephone pole crossbars out of the picture and it would be a great picture. Think this train was doing 50mph+ so I was little off the mark.
Photo Date:  3/20/1981  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:00:24 AM
Location:  Heron, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8163(SD40-2)
Views:  121   Comments: 1
BN 8163 West
Title:  BN 8163 West
Description:  BN 8163 West was to be the train I would follow all the way to Sandpoint Idaho. Another BN opr/clerk job going away when the MRL takes over. Beautiful place.
Photo Date:  3/20/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:57:13 PM
Location:  Saint Regis, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8163(SD40-2)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
BN 8163 West
Title:  BN 8163 West
Description:  For some reason I dint notice that BN 6430 was the 2nd unit passing by St. Regis. So this turned out to be a very interesting train to follow.
Photo Date:  3/20/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:59:13 PM
Location:  Thompson Falls, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8163(SD40-2) BN 6430(SD45)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
BN 8163 West
Title:  BN 8163 West
Description:  Thompson Falls seems to be a place where the highway is close to the BN mainline and if you are following a WB BN train its a perfect spot to take a few pictures.
Photo Date:  3/20/1981  Upload Date: 3/15/2015 11:58:31 PM
Location:  Thompson Falls, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8163(SD40-2)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Amtrak station
Title:  Amtrak station
Description:  Out the back of my luxury sleeping car on the northbound Coast Starlight leaving Albany OR. The depot at Albany has undergone some beautification in the 21st century.
Photo Date:  4/12/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 1:12:53 AM
Location:  Albany, OR
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Westbound Amtrak Builder
Title:  Westbound Amtrak Builder
Description:  Got a chance for a quick smokebreak at Wolf Point as I hadnt had many since Chicago.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:16:32 AM
Location:  Wolf Point, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  58   Comments: 0
Pretty Lady on Amtrak
Title:  Pretty Lady on Amtrak
Description:  My traveling companion on a mega-Amtrak journey.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:21:11 AM
Location:  Wolf Point, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  62   Comments: 0
BN 8019 West
Title:  BN 8019 West
Description:  The easbound BN train getting farther away by the second as they are on the move as well my train..in different directions.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:24:13 AM
Location:  Brockton, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  49   Comments: 0
BN 8019 West
Title:  BN 8019 West
Description:  Pretty the sure the wave from caboose was for me.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:25:17 AM
Location:  Brockton, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  68   Comments: 0
BN 8019 West
Title:  BN 8019 West
Description:  Took full advantage of the rear window of my Amtrak sleeping car on the end of the WB Empire Builder. Took me many years to come with a location for these shots and since Brockton is the only place with a 13000ft siding and since the WB Empire Builder is already passed and this BN EB has another mile of siding to go.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:23:03 AM
Location:  Brockton, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8019(SD40-2) BN 4071(B30-7AB)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  Not a town in Montana that deserves a 2nd picture but I had one.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:29:20 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Yard,Station,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  80   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  On the way home in Nov 1985 the Empire Builder hit some snow in Montana. The back window of my sleeping car was showing some evidence of winter effects from the travels.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:30:26 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Yard,Station,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  61   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description:  Not sure if Glasgow gets more beautiful than this.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:28:20 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Yard,Station,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  64   Comments: 0
Westbound Builder
Title:  Westbound Builder
Description:  WB Empire Builder making a stop at Shelby in the late afternoon sunlight.
Photo Date:  9/1/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:37:26 AM
Location:  Shelby, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Station,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  64   Comments: 0
Westbound Builder
Title:  Westbound Builder
Description:  I have never forgived myself for shooting B&W on this trip through Montana.
Photo Date:  9/1/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:35:34 AM
Location:  Glasgow, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 320(F40PHR)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
BN Depot
Title:  BN Depot
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:38:38 AM
Location:  Great Falls, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  40   Comments: 0
MILW Depot
Title:  MILW Depot
Description:  The huge tower part..wonder who thought that up.
Photo Date:  9/1/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 12:39:23 AM
Location:  Great Falls, MT
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  145   Comments: 0


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