About the "American Freedom Train" GS-4 Scheme
From 1975 to 1976, in celebration of the United States' 200th birthday, GS-4 #4449 was re-painted into a striking red, white, and blue paint scheme, and put into excursion duty pulling a special display train all around the United States.
About the BNSF Excursion Black GS-4 Scheme
In 2000, the Daylight was repainted black and silver for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe employee appreciation special. It was to celebrate the BNSF freight railroad and to commemorate the days of the 4449 and other GS locomotives assigned to freight, helper, or local passenger trains. This train excursion went through Seattle, Washington and then east into Montana before heading back to her home in Portland, Oregon.
Designed to accompany the Kato Southern Pacific "Morning Daylight" Passenger Train sets, able to pull all 18 cars without assistance
Drivers are operated by functional side rods for smooth performance
Electrical pickup from both driver and tender for constant electrical connection
Directional, operating (simulated) Mars light
Illuminated number boards
Detailed cab interior
Front and rear kato magnetic knuckle couplers
All detail parts installed