Coal loads with MAC's 9466,9620,9671 are crawling along at 10mph as they work up Walker Hill. Not long before this 5-6 SD40-2 or C30-7/U30C's would have been powering this train.
A Chicago and North Western coal empty heads for the mines south of Walker, Wyoming at milepost 110.
Once upon a time in the Wyoming coal fields the term comfort cab referred to a taxi with air conditioning. Back in those second generation days power was made up of a huge amount of SD40-2's, C30-... (more)
eastbound CNW (WRPI) coal train on BN Orin Sub through Powder River Basin north of Walker, WY
SP 227 along with UP 8210, CNW 8810 work east with coal loads as they ascend Walker Hill near East Walker, WY.
BN on the coal line once meant a steady stream of C30-7's and SD40-2's. A change over was occurring when I shot this train in June of 1998 and the trailing SD60M was a prelude of things to come. B... (more)
Just at dusk CNW 8512,UP 9152 and GECX 3001 come pounding up Walker Hill with another load of Powder River Basin coal headed east. The lack of trees or anything else for that matter in Eastern Wyo... (more)
Hard to imagine but in 1990 a solid set of UP power on a coal train in the Powder River Basin was more the exception than the rule. CNW normally added at least one unit to all the power sets that ... (more)
In a nice post merger lash up, UP 6666, CNW 8807, SP 163 head down Walker Hill with empties in August 1998.
OWY 8026,ATSF 8140, BNSF 7223, BN 9287 roll down Walker Hill with westbound empties during the summer of 1998.
Fuel tenders were pretty popular for a few years as railroads were looking for ways to buy cheap fuel in fewer locations rather than pay many different suppliers, all of who had different prices. ... (more)
CNW 8805 along with a couple spotless UP SD9043MAC's, 8218,8124 grind up Walker Hill with coal loads on a bright morning during the summer of 1998.
UP 8141 leads 6802 and 8102 east up Walker hill with coal loads. Things had changed quite a bit on UP by this time. These dirty fairly new units would have been washed a decade earlier.
BN 5068,7248,9037,9253 roll empties toward the mines in the Powder River Basin near West Walker.