Reflecting the last moments of bright sunshine on September 1, 1998, Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight MPUELAU (Pueblo, Colo. to Laurel, Mont. manifest) glides along the calm waters of the Boys... (more)
Westbound coal empties plow fresh snow.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Dash 9 No. 980 emerges from Shed 10.7 east of Java, Montana, on October 8, 1996. Autumn is upon Marias Pass on the scenic Hi Line Subdivision.
Loaded coal cruising along the Mississippi river bluffs.
The BN's Pacific Pride scheme on 2075 still lives on as it leads the Gold Bar Turn through Edmonds to Richmond Beach, where it will drop off the tar cars.
Three years separate the build dates on these EMDs, yet two distinctly different BNSF paint schemes adorn a pair of SD70MACs on the point of a loaded coal train.
A combined wb 107 sits in the siding at Edwards. 8118 and 522 were on Tuesday night's train while 509 and 2695's were on Wednesday's.
Westbound coal empties dust a train of loads in the Chub Lake siding.
NS 119 assaults the hill at Five Row with a colorful BNSF GEVO leading the way.
BNSF 1079 leads a westbound empty baretable train into the setting sun. Back then the Summit road wasn't paved yet, the washboard section starts just behind the GE.
Four warbonnets work a rather short westbound manifest down main 1 in Kingman Canyon. GP60M no. 132 stands out with its new BNSF warbonnet paint job. Tempts me to check "special schemes".
BNSF trains meet at Bealville during the evening time. BNSF 5301 awaits for BNSF 7721 to clear with the coil train to continue on its journey in the other direction. Guillermo Sanchez © 2014
Santa Fe silver and red might not be as fitting here as the orange and green on the trailing GE but the wind-sculpted snow bank certainly is.
Just shy of a week into the New Year, it's business as usual for the Quincy Local. The standard pair of geeps, in predictably mismatched colors, pulls the 8-car train out of the Columbia River val... (more)