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BN 168

BN 168 was built as SP&S SW9 44 in August of 1951. It was the second of three EMD SW9's numbered 43-45 that the SP&S ordered that year and was assigned to the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR area.

After the March 1970 BN merger the SP&S 44 was renumbered to BN 168 and remained assigned to the ex-SP&S at Vancouver, WA. On a trip to Vancouver, WA on 4-28-73 I saw the 168 there working the yard wearing BN green.

On another trip through Vancouver, WA 5-12-79 I saw and photographed the 168 between assignments at Vancouver looked a bit tired by that time.

The next time I saw the BN 168 it was at Portland, OR 9-6-82 and marked as being in storage.

The BN 168 was retired by the BN in October of 1985 and there has been no disposition found of the SW9 since. By now it has no doubt been scrapped.