Roamin' on the Range. PRB coal heads south behind UP power under a classic western sky.
Heading South up the 4 track main of Logan Hill, UP 5973 is just about to hit a curve greaser as it approaches Bill, WY
UP 6221 and 6406 bring the rear of empty coal up to North Antelope mine at Nacco Jct.
BNSF empty coal diverses from Orin Line to Black Thander/Jacobs Ranch mines for coal loading under the clear Autumn sky.
A cow in the ranch is busy taking her breakfast and has no interest in the early morning chase between UP and BNSF full coals.
A driver of BNSF loaded coal watches UP empty coal heading further north at Converse Jct. UP 6317 works as a rear DPU of the coal empty. The junction is located right next to Antelope coal mine, a... (more)
UP 5933 brings the rear of empty coal up toward north just after blasting at Antelope coal mine.
BNSF 9457 and 9598 dangle after long empty hoppers toward Gillette for coal roading.
Three coal trains meet in the middle of Basin.
Two UP empty coals demonstrate side-by-side run at Reno Jct. Right side empty diverses toward Black Thunder / Jacobs Ranch mines hauled by UP6876 and SP188 while the other heads further north wit... (more)
Four UP coal trains in a frame on a sunny but windy afternoon.
Evening full coal toward east.
PRB often looks quiet and peaceful in spite of heavy daily coal traffic. Here a northbound BNSF full coal rolls over the Basin with BNSF 6032 as a rear DPU just before sunset.
North of Donkey Creek Jct, things looked vast and quiet. A road to the Stars and Stripes added the atmosphere of peaceful human life to this sunny dry image.
A DPU BNSF 9600 works for a full coal out of Jacob Ranch Mine seen right behind the train. I was lucky to have a huge mining truck in the same frame!