While oil traffic has declined severely over the past few years, BNSF has made up the loss a little bit by successfully marketing unit sand traffic to fracking operations across the system. One su... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal train snakes along the Missouri River through Lombard Canyon between Toston and Lombard, Montana, late in the afternoon of June 25, 2016. Three “elephant-style” EMD SD70ACes... (more)
Eastbound empty coal train from Roberts Bank makes its way up Stevens Pass at the Deception Creek bridge.
Former BN 9264 works the yard in Tacoma.
A Kansas City to Barstow manifest starts its way west on single track as a small line of thunderstorms is dropping a lot of rain and a little hail off to the east.
A short lived "popcorn" thunderstorm brews far away in the distance as this westbound manifest rolls west on its 230 mile journey across the Sunflower State.
Brand-new BNSF GE ES44AC No. 5760 pulls hard on the point of a loaded coal train climbing into the horseshoe curve below Belmont on Nebraska’s Crawford Hill on May 20, 2006. In the background on t... (more)
I was listening to the scanner wondering if anything cool was running on the Staples Sub. I soon got an answer when I heard "BNSF 1940 East approach medium at Darling".
I then proceeded out to ... (more)
A surviving Santa Fe geep leads a healthy local eastward to Northtown. It was pleasing to see that BNSF had not yet disbanded this local, as a few favorite local jobs in the area were dissolved ea... (more)
BNSF's aptly named Scenic Sub is its mountain railroad line over Stevens Pass, Washington. Climbing the east side of the pass, a Seattle bound stack train crosses Nason Creek at "The Slot&qu... (more)
Six locomotives up front on this stack train pull through the east switch and past the DED and bungalow at Berne, Washington. They are within a couple miles of attaining the crest of the pass at ... (more)
Closing in on Port Westward on the Portland & Western, BNSF 6980 disturbs traffic and dinner guests while doing some street running.
Peach blossoms at Maryhill, WA in the Columbia River Gorge.
Z train west of Maryhill, WA in the Columbia River Gorge.
Some Dispatchers are Better than OthersOn May 28, 2017, BNSF Railway train H-BARSDG1-28 was heading from Barstow to San Diego when it was held at Atwood, an old station in eastern A... (more)