Some of the season’s first snow highlights the Continental Divide in the background as an eastbound BNSF manifest freight crosses Boulder Creek as it departs Tolland, Colorado, on October 22, 2012... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train passes Amtrak’s Empire Builder making its station stop at Essex, Montana, on December 24, 2007.
A BNSF local has just dropped off an empty slab train at Pasha and returns as lite power up the McFarland Lead for Watson Yard. They share the street with several trucks in the process.
The Lincoln to Galesburg manifest hauls 6 dead former Santa Fe GP30's that were re-acquired by the BNSF in trade from LTEX. The GP30's are heading to Relco in Albia, IA for rebuilding. The sidin... (more)
Galesburg, IL to Temple, TX manifest crosses the Ellison Creek Valley east of Media. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
"West Coast Power"
A single BNSF ES44DC is turned around at East Deerfield by taking the scenic route via the Deerfield Loop. The lite engine seen here crossing the Dee... (more)
Head end of the westbound SLPCTAC122E, just moving through the 674' long Gaynor tunnel. 2˝ miles uphill from here is the East Portal of the 8 mile long Cascade Tunnel. RWS and I snowshoed into t... (more)
BNSF 8167 almost looks like it still runs for the Burlington Northern thanks to the small BNSF patch under the BN on the cab. A Santa Fe Bluebonnet rounds out the 'heritage' feel for the day.
Just as the sun had dipped behind the horizon, a hot Z9 charges out of the Route 66 town of Seligman, Ariz. Two other trains can be seen in the background as a the headlights of an eastbound manif... (more)
Northbound train on the Oregon Trunk between Maupin and Oakbrook.
The highlight of my day was finding two geeps still in Santa Fe paint and a Santa Fe caboose as well.
Autoracks and stacks are sorted at Logistics Park this afternoon. An SD60M and an SD40-2 handle the racks and a trio of SD40-2's handle the stacks. Quite the eye opener to any EMD fan!
BNSF 7037 leads a intermodal west past Ceco Steel in Lemont, running around a stopped westbound auto train.