On a beautiful May afternoon in 2010, westbound BNSF coal empties negotiate the radical hogbacks just east of Bellevue, TX. From our vantage point between the northbound and southbound lanes of U.... (more)
FWWR's Cresson Turn thunders south through the north end of Primrose Siding on the FWWR's Cresson Line. Leading the train is a former C&NW GP50, passing ATSF searchlights on jointed rail... doesn'... (more)
CSX 7385 East, a UP manifest, climbs out of what appears to be a stream bottom as it fights the grade of a fairly steep hogback. No 7385 is an ex-Conrail Dash, as revealed by the rear warning lig... (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)
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.