2001 BNSF Employee Appreciation Special

Oklahoma and Texas, May 17-June 11

Route Map

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.

Eastbound through Kirkwood.  Photo by Richard Sheffold

1522 steams through Kirkwood on her way out of St. Louis. Photo by Richard Sheffold

School children watch 1522 get serviced

School children in Newburg, MO, watch 1522 get serviced. We later did a mini-runby just for them on our way out of town.

Service Stop in Fairland, OK

A large crowd turns out for 1522 in Fairland, OK.

Heading South from Oklahoma City!  Photo by Bill Bryant

1522 heads South from Oklahoma City, passing through Moore, OK. Photo by Bill Bryant.

Passing the depot in Guthrie, OK.  Photo by Phil Morrow

1522 charges by the depot in Guthrie, OK. Photo by Phil Morrow

Morning in Temple, TX

Morning in Temple, TX. 1522 greets the dawn with modern power at the fuel rack.

On the move at Rogers,   Photo by Steve Hay

Heading back to Temple at Rogers, TX. Photo by Steve Hay

View from the diesel at Augusta, KS.

A view from the diesel cab at Augusta, KS. 1522 has just joined the former Santa Fe mainline into Kansas City.

1522 returns home to the Museum of Transportation

1522 Returns home after 3-1/2 weeks and 4000 miles on the road.

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