Eastbound grain empties briefly disrupt the morning activities of downtown Benson, Minnesota. While it's no longer plying the rails for its intended purpose, this BN caboose is certainly faring mu... (more)
My second empty grain train of the day curves into Wahpeton, North Dakota. It's not apparent from the photograph, but all the track visible actually belongs to the Red River Valley & Western. Th... (more)
BNSF Train E NMANAM0 53B, a New Madrid, MO empty rolls up the BNSF Thayer North Sub. in a driving snow storm. I remember thinking then that I would be surprised if I didn't have to wait on this t... (more)
The usual BNSF provided power leads NS Train D70 down out of The Gooseneck at Old Union Depot Interlocking, bound for BNSF Argentine Yard, from NS Voltz Yard, near Birmingham, MO. This local trav... (more)
The foreman on BNSF Train Y KCM1911 13I glances at his switch list as the recently relettered GN yard goats drag out a cut of cars to be kicked out. These SW1500's are former Frisco units, workin... (more)
An eclectic mix of power heads BNSF Train T KCS1 13R, the Santa Fe 112 Job, bound for KCS Knoche Yard. There was a fatal police shooting of a car jacking suspect directly adjacent to the bridge i... (more)
A former Phase 2 GP35, now a GP39-3R leads NS Train D70 at Harlem on the NS Kansas City District-BNSF Brookfield Sub. This train is an autorack transfer from NS Voltz Yard to BNSF Argentine Yard,... (more)
19th Street Yard Job, BNSF Train Y KCM1911 04I, drags through 12th Street as it arrives at its namesake yard behind a pair of recently relettered SW1500's. That's right, these are both GN units n... (more)
Westbound garbage train west of Maryhill, WA in the Columbia River Gorge.
A BNSF Yard Job Train heads into BNSF 10th Street Yard as NS Train D70 waits for a release from Argentine and for Ustick Dispatcher to call them down to the light. BNSF 1728 was the trailing unit... (more)
BNSF 1675 leaves the Denver Yard and heads to the UP's 36th Street Yard with a string of tank cars.
During the late evening hours CSX Z606-09 rocket south by the intermediate signal at Haletown, TN (MP J-130.1 Nickajack). The train is heading to Chattanooga, TN for NS trackage. One the train get... (more)
It's a bitterly cold afternoon as pair of BNSF engines race east past the 204 tombstone making for a nice treat.
A Texas to the Ports of LA and Long Beach stack train rounds the curve out of Oro Grande with the massive CalPortland Cement plant in the background.
The calm sound of the Saluda River rolling over rock is interupted by the roar of NS 222, powered by two BNSF's, sailing high overhead on a frigid December night.