DIPPIN' TIME: There's not much for this train crew to do while waiting for an eastbound on short time to show up, so the engineer of the Houston-Denver "Q" train loads up"just a pinch between chee... (more)
After meeting a westbound, a Q train accelerates over the hump at the east end of Fruitland in a cloud of exhaust.
A 70MAC brings up the rear of a coal empty as it roils through the undulating landscape at Fruitland. To the left, a coal load waits in the siding.
A pair of ACEs pushes on the rear of an eastbound coal train at Fruitland.
An eastbound coal load speeds over the contours at Fruitland.
As the 9993's journey towards Wichita Falls continues, we meet another pair of 70mac's roaring by with a loaded coal going south (railroad east) at fruitland siding. 2008, or 1998?
A unit train of Herzog high-side gons carrying rock breaks into the sun at the east end of Fruitland.
BNSF 8941 East rides over the "hump" at the east end of Fruitland siding.
Near sunset, BNSF 8941 East rolls along the ridge of the Western Cross Timbers on its journey to central Texas.
A DPU brings up the rear of a coal empty as a coal load waits in the siding.
Just as the sun sets, a grain train heads into the siding at Fruitland as a stack train moves up the main toward the east signal.
A westbound stack train negotiates sequential vertical curves as it drops downgrade at Fruitland.
A coal load thunders out of the siding at Fruitland after meeting coal empties returning to the PRB.
Coal load BNSF 5642 East departs Fruitland after meeting three westbounds, including two coal trains headed back to the Powder River Basin.
BNSF 4307 East has just passed an empty coal train at Fruitland and her engineer is now has her accelerating.