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BN Rebuilt ex-GN Cabooses

 

GN cabooses were used in two rebuild programs on the Burlington Northern:

 

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During the last quarter of 1985 BN rebuilt 35 cabooses at its Springfield, MO shops into Maintenance of Way 'Univans' for use as on-site offices and bunk cars. These cabooses were all equipped with air conditioners and propane heaters. Univan cabooses are easily identified by their grey color, roof mounted air conditioners and half-height windows. Six of these cabooses were of GN heritage. Some of these are still in service or converted to semi-permanent offices.

 

BN 'Univan'#

ORIGINAL BN#

FORMER GN#

DATE CONVERTED

968751

968760

968761

968764

968776

968779

10146

10092

10156

10172

10259

10095

X106

X132

X96

X92

X64

X135

10/24/1985

11/08/1985

1/6/1986

1/6/1986

1/6/1986

1/6/1986

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In a second program carried out in 1990 and 1991 the Burlington Northern had 125 of its steel cabooses rebuilt to as-new condition by Western Fruit Express in Spokane, WA. Of these, 12 were former Great Northern cabooses. Most of these cabooses are still in service on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

 

BN REBUILT#

ORIGINAL BN#

FORMER GN#

DATE CONVERTED

12543

12547

12552

12562

12567

12581

12585

12587

12591

12603

12604

12622

10070

10069

10091

10083

10074

10093

10087

10064

10233

10148

10081

10062

X150

X149

X131

X123

X154

X133

X127

X144

X73

X108

X121

X142

8/30/1990

9/20/1990

9/20/1990

10/10/1990

10/18/1990

3/26/1991

3/27/1991

3/27/1991

4/10/1991

4/24/1991

5/6/1991

9/13/1991

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