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Merger? What Merger?

May 21, 2010

Two Santa Fe freights meet at Rosenberg, TX on Oct. 19, 1997

Warbonnets abound in this view at Rosenberg, TX on Oct. 19, 1997. More than 9 months have passed since the merger between the Santa Fe and the Burlington Northern, yet no overt changes are visible.

Yet I knew that the metaphorical storm clouds of change were just over the horizon, so I jumped at any chance to capture solid sets of Santa Fe  power before they disappeared forever.

Santa Fe C40-8W 831 is stopped in the Rosenberg siding as a southbound stack train passes by on the main. As soon as the stack train clears, the 831 will continue its northward trip to Kansas City.

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