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Photo of BNSF 8281 Passing Former Santa Fe Flagstaff Depot
BNSF 8281 Passing Former Santa Fe Flagstaff Depot

BSNF 8281 (SD75I) leads its train past the former Santa Fe depot in Flagstaff, AZ, now serving Amtrak's Southwest Chief once each way daily. Despite those who disparage these BNSF warbonnets as 'fake bonnets' I feel BNSF did railfans a great service by using up its reserves of Santa Fe red paint on new units during the mid-to-late 1990's, not that it has held up exceptionally well after 25+ years, but we are lucky this classic paint scheme has survived as long as it has.

Photographed by Warren Beckwith, May, 2000.
Added to the photo archive by Warren Beckwith, July 25, 2020.
Railroad: BNSF.

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