Passengers on the Coal Line. UP 9417 is southbound at Nacco Junction in May of 1991 with a rather large business train. This was quite an unusual departure after seeing nothing but coal trains.
Perhaps the best time to visit the Powder River Basin is dawn or dusk. Summer weather with its frequent thunder storms can create some fabulous skies. All you need is a train, and at its peak, tha... (more)
A former N&W GP40 rests between switching duties outside of a car repair shop along the Orin line at Bill, Wyoming in the Powder River Basin.
A beautiful clear morning in the Powder River Basin finds a southbound Union Pacific loaded coal train departing Bill, Wyoming on the BNSF's Orin Subdivision.
The undulating track profile of the BNSF's Orin Subdivision is evident as a BNSF coal load heads south out of Bill, Wyoming on a clear morning in the Powder River Basin.
Brand new CNW C40-8 8509 departs Bill with empties for the coal fields in May of 1991.
In a scene that looks dramatically different today, Oakway 9067 brings a BN coal train up the hill near Bill, WY in May of 1991.
Sunrise on May 30, 2009, finds another Union Pacific coal train in Powder River Basin south of Bill, Wyoming, beneath some dissipating morning storm clouds.
Coal Line passenger train??? UP 9417 leads a CNW/UP business train at Nacco Junction in Wyoming in May of 1991. I thought my friend Arnie was kidding when he shouted out passenger train as we had ... (more)
PRLX 4017, a former N&W unit now sits at a car repair facility in Bill, WY.
CNW 8517 brings a coal train thru Bill, WY in May of 1991.
BN 9234 leads a 5 unit consist on an empty coal train near Bill, WY in May of 1991.
Early morning along the busy Orin Subdivision near Bill, WY finds a Union Pacific coal load heading south.
Eastbound loads along the triple tracked portion of the Orin Sub. Very impressive!
EMD power from BNSF and CN lead a westbound empty for another load of Powder River Basin coal.