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.
The first one! BN 5500, the first C30-7 produced, brings an empty coal train into Bill, WY on a beautiful day in May of 1990.
Hold at Bill? It's hard to imagine that the coal line was single track north of Bill in 1991, but that's the case as CNW 8528 waits for a loaded BN coal train before heading to the mines. An enorm... (more)
An empty coal train led by UP 9108 meets a loaded BN coal train with 5 SD40-2's near Bill WY, in May of 1990.