BNSF 8214 West meets BNSF 9203 East at Staples. Meets are common here, but this was one of my favorites.
While out on the BNSF Needles subdivision, I came across BNSF 9130 and 9131 (a set of locomotive that use refrigerated liquid methane for fuel) as part of the power consist for the Cadiz turn job ... (more)
BNSF 1428 and BNSF 1414 lead today's M-NTWDIL train past the Staples Amtrak Depot on their way West to Dilworth, MN.
This Heritage 1 painted locomotive is at Elsberry pulling H-GALMEM (Galesburg to Memphis). I just don't seem to see many H1 locomotives any more.
Mixed freight crossing the Cuivre River bridge at Old Monroe.
BNSF 6690 brings up the rear of westbound freight train passing through Cadiz on the BNSF Needles subdivision at sunset. The lights in the distance are from the power for the Cadiz turn job out of... (more)
A good looking Dash 9 headed toward St. Louis.
An excellent consist led by a BNSF Heritage 2 unit is eastbound on the Hannibal Sub. The Portage de Sioux power plant can be seen in the distance.
Empty grain train 51Q stretches over the rugged terrian of the Commerce Branch outside of the small town of Gillsville on a muggy August morning. The train made exceptional time during their 17 mi... (more)
Empty grain train 51Q, with a pair of BNSF D9-44CW's bracketing a lone NS D9-44CW, shoves back towards the Mar-Jac mill yard with most of the train assembled for the return trip north.
BNSF 7165 leads a westbound auto train toward Barstow at sunset along the Needles subdivision.
BNSF 7165 leads a westbound auto train through Ludlow at sunset.
BNSF 9096 leads an empty crude oil train west towards Chicago on the CSX Willard Sub.
With the St. Paul Minnesota Skyline in the Background An Eastbound BNSF Z Train Rolls Through the triangle of track Division as the Train slows for the Signal at Hoffman.
Another mixed freight rolls towards the BNSF Northtown yard which is a few more miles away. The train is passing through the Fridley station which was built for the Northstar commuter line that ru... (more)