To become acquainted with the make up of the Burlington Northern Railroad, one would do well to start with profiles of
the predecessor companies. Profiles here are from 1956, the only ones available to me at the time of
1.Chicago,Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Locomotives:415 road,150 switchers
Misc. (Company service:5016
Noted Passenger trains; California Zephyr, Denver Zephyr,Twin Zephyrs,Sam Houston Zephyr, and the following
Northern Lines trains: GN;Empire Builder, Western Star, N:: North Coast Limited, Main Streeter.
2.Great Northern Railway
Locomotives:273 road,114 switchers
Passenger Cars:22 Budd RDC,4 gas-electric, 715 locomotive-hauled.
3.Northern Pacific Railway
Miscellaneous (Company Service):4010
4.Spokane,Portland and Seattle Railway
Passenger cars: 54
Miscellaneous (Company Service):430
5.St.Louis-San Francisco Railway
Freight cars: 25,739
Miscellaneous (Company Service):1855
Of these five railroads, the Frisco was the one that completely exited the passenger business, doing so in late 1967
making it freight only.