Tuesday, October 22, 2019


This past weekend I had a special opportunity to visit the BNSF shops as a guest of a retired employee.  It was very cool to see what they do in the Topeka shops.  They repair locomotives there for the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad.  This is one of them being worked on in the original shop building where steam engines once sat and were repaired.  Very cool to see the old original building still in use.


  1. Great image, and what a great opportunity!

    You've sparked my memory, and in my photo files I have a number of images from a tour I took of Union Pacific's car repair shop in DeSoto, MO. Now I have to go work a few up.

    1. Many thanks Tom! It was a great opportunity indeed. I look forward to seeing your UP shop ones.