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The Forum Celestial Advisor

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Since I was an Employee of the BN/BNSF for 26 years

I collected just about every employee timetable issued

in that time. Think I got 43 BN/BNSF timetables covering

my time there. More on that later. What was considerably

harder to obtain was employee timetables from other

railroads. Each of these timetables obtained has a

story attached to it. Hope some of youz might scan

some current employee timetables for me to look at.

 



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BN employee timetables were white paper with black writing.
Nothing "flashy" unless you were a switchman passing signals
by hand before "walkie-talkie days". All BN Employee timetables
look the same for 20 years or more until 1993 where the
front and back was in green ink. Since I only got a 10-picture
maximum for this post I can get up to the point of my next
post. The evolution of the employee timetable...something
I may have not noticed until until you pile 50 or more into a
nice neat stack. Going back to GN days 1968, the Cascade
Division Timetable folded in half would fit nicely in your ass
pocket but it was "oversized" as everything else back then.
The GN Cascade Timetable is like a 9"X12" and wont fit
on my scanner no matter which way I position it. Same
with the early BN Timetables as you cant scan the timetable
laid flat on your scanner. The BN eventually went to a smaller
sized timetable in the mid 70's. Another thing I noticed was
that when BN became BN that the employee timetables showed
Burlington Northern as "Burlington Northern Inc" and in 1983
it was "Burlington Northern Co" and by 1993 it was just
Burlington Northern again. 1993 was the last timetable issued
in the manner of the past 100 years. Next time I will talk about
the late BN and early BNSF employee timetables that you need
a bigger grip to haul them around.



-- Edited by The Krink on Tuesday 18th of February 2014 03:28:39 AM

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Those 1990's BN employee timebles were getting so thick (about 200
pages) that there was no way you were going to fold that thing in half
and stick it in your back-pocket. This was the TT you need to transport
in auxilliary luggage like a grip of if you were an operator..in your desk
drawer. BN went through countless different arrangements of Divisions
and Corridors it seems forever as thats why I have 43 BN/BNSF Employee
Timetables in 26 years. The last BN issued timetable in 1996 went to a
"7-ring" binder with all loose leaf pages. What a horrible idea. The "book"
was about 3" thick and was held together by a velcro latch/scratch.
Maybe it was to warm us up to the ATSF way of doing things in 1998
as the 7-ring binder gave way to a 3-ring notebook that was black with
a BNSF sown-in patch on a black zip-up notebook "with a handle" for
easy transport. Thats about when I had to say goodbye to active service
on the railroad.



-- Edited by The Krink on Thursday 20th of February 2014 02:28:54 AM

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