Helper set pushing on the DPU of an east bound load.
A duo of ACe's battle up Crawford Hill on a lovely Summer afternoon.
Empties have looped around itself at the famous Crawford Hill horseshoe curve, as they gently glide down the 1 plus percent grade towards Crawford, Edgemont and eventually the Powder River Basin.
Loads from Black Thunder get a run for the hill after getting the helpers in Crawford. By the time the 121 car train had gone by, his speed was into the single digits and the sand was flowing.
Two of BNSF's SD70MAC's get down on their knees with 18,496 tons of black diamond from the Black Thunder mine, as they battle Crawford Hill.
My first visit to Crawford Hill was a good one; it's a great place to rail fan! This shot here is close to one I saw in a rail magazine, and had to get. I thought the flat top mountains as a bac... (more)