Coal loads meet empties just east of Biggsville on the former CB&Q main line through Illinois.
Late in the afternoon, a southbound BNSF local meeting a northbound in the siding at Thackerville. The local is headed back to Gainesville, TX, its base of operations.
Crossing the Columbia River from Washington into Oregon, a southbound BNSF manifest slowly starts his journey over the Oregon Trunk.
A BNSF local slowly backs down a very old branch line through downtown Springfield.
Well after sundown, BNSF 716 South stops in the siding short of a road crossing in Thackerville, OK. His conductor is peering around the lead unit to see if he can spot the westbound the dispatche... (more)
BNSF's Lincoln-Omaha-Lincoln job comes back into Hobson Yard with a very late 90s-like lashup.
A southbound BNSF grain train from the Midwest rolls out of the siding at Thackerville, OK.
Just out of the Cascade Tunnel and passing under Hwy 2, a westbound BNSF Z breaks out into the sun. Its all downhill on the western slope to Puget Sound for the Z.
Growing up in Bakersfield I never spent a whole lot of time on the loop other than a few adventures in the hills around it looking for new angles. In this shot a good zoom brings out the curves a... (more)
Since 2001 (15 trips or so) I have tried to get that famous glint shot at Winslow with no luck...timing just never worked out. On this day it was steady clouds with some heavy rain bursts until t... (more)
The sun is setting over Skykomish, the locals call it Sky, a Great Northern Town. A BNSF westbound Z passes by the Skykomish hotel which is being refurbished and other historic buildings in the to... (more)
A little pre-eclipse railfanning netted this short train headed into the siding at Gibb near O'Fallon, Missouri.
Northern Pacific High Line Bridge #64: Just after sitting down to fish, the silence of a quiet Sunday morning is shattered by a Westbound coal empty heading for another load. Soaring 162 ft... (more)
The sun is rising on another northwest day. Downtown Tacoma is still quiet as the morning Union Pacific southbound Z rolls along the waterfront and approaches the 11th street Bridge.
Northbound Cans cross West Tacoma Drawbridge No. 14.