UP coal trains meet in Kansas City's West Bottoms as a southbound BNSF transfer comes down the Gooseneck with autoracks. The UP coal empties at left will proceed past Armourdale Yard on the other ... (more)
With the help of a DPU on the rear, two GE ACs attack the grade south of Tower 55 with a heavy coal load out of the PRB.
At dusk, just east of Big Sandy, TX, CN 5433 West, a UP manifest, changes crews. The new crew is climbing aboard as the old one gets situated in the van. Upon departing Big Sandy, the dispatcher w... (more)
At sunset, HLCX 7183 West, a UP manifest, enters the siding at Elmo through the bulging curve just west of the siding's east switch. There's quite a sag here, as further attested by the big dip on... (more)
As a couple of BNSF westbounds wait for a light to proceed to Argentine Yard, an eastbound vehicle train departs for Chicago. At far left, a CP transfer freight approaches with an SD40-2F" re... (more)
Two BNSF northbounds await new crews at the northbound fuel racks in Temple, TX. 7669 North, an empty grain train, has just arrived, and its crew is now in the van. 5510 has been here a bit longer... (more)
UP 4261 West approaches several big hogbacks in Wills Point, TX.
Westbound BNSF coal empties descend the hogbacks into the valley just west of Bellevue, TX. In a few moments, the train will begin climbing out of the valley on a similar track profile.
With U.S. 287 in the foreground, BNSF 1046 rolls quickly over the huge hogbacks just west of Bellevue on the Wichita Falls Sub.
At sunset, an eastbound BNSF Q train roars out of the siding at Fruitland, TX, after meeting a manifest. Judging from the amount of exhaust, the engineer appears to have put the throttle in Run 16... (more)
UP 4026 South accelerates past Tower 55 on Main 2 as it heads for the Midlothian Sub.
As a southbound BNSF grain train awaits a fresh crew at Lake Wanda, an intermodal hot-shot out of Alliance Yard is in the bottom of the giant sag as the dispatcher runs it around the grain load on... (more)
BNSF 7621 East, an intermodal train headed for Alliance Yard north of Ft. Worth, comes over the "hump" at the east end of Fruitland.
The southbound Heartland Flyer hustles through the deep sag at Lake Wanda.
BNSF intermodal trains meet at Herman, TX. Coming down the "stairs," or multiple hogbacks here, is 705 East, headed for Alliance Yard north of Ft. Worth. At left is U.S. 287, which runs ... (more)