GN #2649, Express Mail/Box Car - built as a 50' box car in 1946, but with freight trucks, air hoses and steam lines to permit fast operation in passenger consists.  Used for express shipments and packaged mail.  Car is in beautiful condition with original "Empire Builder" paint job.  The Great Northern did not come into Colorado, but provided a northern transcontinental route from Minneapolis to Seattle.  GN merged with the Northern Pacific, Seattle, Portland & Spokane, CB&Q and the Frisco to form the Burlington Northern in 1970.  The BN has now merged with the Sante Fe (ATSF) and renamed the BNSF.  BNSF has a large presence in Pueblo and the main line runs next to our museum yard.

 

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