BNSF 5394 leads a trio of GEs representing three out of four BNSF color schemes applied to GE units as it races an empty grain train west through Alma, WI in late afternoon after a day long work w... (more)
After a day long maintenance window, BNSF got things rolling through Alma with several westbound freights including this manifest led by BNSF 7172 with a bit of help from CSX.
BNSF 1549 and a rebuilt SD75M head a local northwest through Alma, WI along the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam no. 4. This was the only train to operate this day through Alma between 9 and 5 pm... (more)
BNSF 5308 hustles an eastbound stack train through Alma, WI next to the Mississippi River. Although not operating at Zephyr speeds, the train will make good time between St. Paul and Chicago on th... (more)
BNSF 5776 brings an eastbound manifest through Alma, WI. In my 8 and a half hours I spent here, I only saw 5 trains on the BNSF.
It was a hot and humid summer day along the Mississippi at Alma, WI. You could cut the air with a knife. All was quiet until a headlight showed up around the corner. I thought a year earlier it wo... (more)
BNSF #4722 leads the Q-PTLCHC1-07A south in the early morning sun along the Lizzy Pauls Pond
Several boats are on the Mississippi River while a grain train rolls south along the river bluffs.
BNSF 6065 east rolls alongside the frozen Mississippi River through the river town of Alma.
Empty oil cans roll past the large coal fired power plant in Alma, WI. This is the first trip through this area for the Southern heritage unit.
A BNSF freight train rolls past the Dairyland Power Cooperative in Alma, WI.
The view from the bluffs makes downtown Alma, WI look a bit like a model railroad. An empty oil train heads west led a the NS Interstate heritage unit.
A trio of NS power leads oil loads east on the BNSF past the Dairyland Power Cooperative in Alma, WI. The near constant parade of oil trains on this line is quite remarkable.
Powder River Basin coal just arrives at the Dairyland Power Cooperative in Alma, Wisconsin on this snowy winter day. The DPU will shortly be cut off as the full coal cars make their way around the... (more)