BNSF 8411 hustles its westbound coal train along the Black Foot River and under the old Hwy. 12 overpass about four miles east of Garrison, MT on its way to Missoula from Helena.
BNSF 3981 leads a westbound grain train up the initial grade from Helena, MT to Austin on its climb up Mullan Pass. The train is nearing the east switch at Austin.
Less than ten minutes after the odd six unit-lead Coast Starlight, a BNSF freight motor can be seen on the head of a newer Amtrak Cascades talgoset.
Two freights head into the Denver Yard.
A few clouds roll in from the foothills as BNSF ET44C4 No. 3795 leads the daily Alliance, Texas to Portland, Oregon Q-Train north at the Trilby Road crossing in Fort Collins, Colorado on May 28, 2... (more)
During the past couple of days have consisted of rainy conditions during the day, so having the sun out was a nice change. The snow capped Continental Divide can be seen in the background with Mou... (more)
An Eastbound stack train meets the morning light as it accelerates out of the siding.
BNSF coal meets IAIS detour.
BNSF 5133, 8502, 7073, & 8177 between Homer & Bannock with an eastbound intermodal train.
The Boron Local arrives at the massive Rio Tinto (former US Borax) plant in Boron with a trio of rebuilt GP60M-3s for power. This is a far cry from the hot TOFC trains these units were built for.
A couple visitors to the beaches of San Clemente gaze up at a late, daylight H-BARSDG1 as the train rolls along the Pacific Ocean on the ex-ATSF "Surf Line".
With Steven Brown at the throttle, a late Empire Builder meets the late afternoon sun as it advances in Lake Yard.
BNSF with a red warbonnet in the middle.
Mt Rainier is fully visible, and while I was thankful for a train I really wanted to capture the Coast Starlight.