BURLINGTON NORTHERN! RIO GRANDE! SANTA FE! All three Lines share the same track on COLORADO'S COLORFUL JOINT LINE
When the BURLINGTON NORTHERN placed their new OAKWAY EMD SD60's into service, Colorado's colorful Joint Line became even more colorful with the bold new blue and white paint scheme. Then came the new gray and red DASH 8's on lease to the BN from GE subsidiary LMX. You'll see an entire sequence featuring these new engines photographed against a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
Another sequence is devoted to the SANTA FE Quality Service Freights. Short and fast these trains leave from Big Lift south of Denver headed for La Junta, Colorado over the Joint Line.
A special action sequence features those intriguing red and yellow "SF" units painted and lettered in anticipation of the ill-fated merger.
Then it's back to the basics of railroading in the busy yards of Denver. Colorado. Trains of all 3 roads...the Burlington Northern, the Rio Grande and the Santa Fe are switched for their spectacular run along the Rockies.
Color...Action...Sound...they're all yours in this program featuring the latest in contemporary diesels. Photography by Dave Gross and Bill Brown in broadcast video, live sound and color. Narrated by Rege Cordic. 60 minutes. Jacket photography: Front - Al Chione. Back - Dave Gross