One of many trains running in this area on a sunny afternoon. This was my first time ever in the coal fields of Wyoming. Provia 100F film.
A colorful consist leads eastbound rock empties near Reno Junction.
At sunset, a brand new ACE leads eastbound BNSF coal empties down the deep cut just north of Reno Junction.
A westbound UP coal load breaks into sunlight as empties recede and another load appears on the far hill.
A loaded coal train slowly moves through the Powder River Basin on a warm summer day as they 110 car plus long train looks like it goes for miles a miles.
Help is on the way! The helper set races along the Powder River Basin as they head for the Black Thunder mines to help out a loaded coal train that doesn't have enough power to leave the P... (more)
An outbound loaded coal train starts to roar up to track speed as the DPUs of the train exit the "tunnel" at Reno Junction.
Reno Junction is a fantastic spot to watch trains in the Powder River Basin. Case-in-point is this eastbound (actually heading compass south) on Main 3. The train just finished loading at the Blac... (more)
A UP coal load passes an MofW crew hard at work on the adjacent main line track.
Five trains are visible at or approaching Reno Junction from our vantage point, including an empty headed for the huge Black Thunder Mine to the east.
The helper set races across the Powder River Basin for Reno Jct as a out bound coal train has engines problems and needs help.
A UP load from Black Thunder enter the BNSF Orin Subdivision at Reno Junction.
One of the Black Thunder Mine loadouts in background.
One of the reason for the 1995 trip to the Powder River Basin was to try to get CNW power before it was patched or repainted. Thankfully, to a large degree, it worked. Most trains had CNW leader... (more)