Westbound hopper chases down Amtrak as they head west across the Ottumwa Sub. With alot of ABS territory on this Sub the dispatcher has to hold trains in the CTC sections to give Amtrak some room ... (more)
The BNSF bridge over the Des Moines River on the Ottumwa Sub was replaced in 2002. The bridge is located 4.5 miles west of Ottumwa. Here an empty coal train out of St. Louis, MO, for Cajun Electri... (more)
The West Burlington Shops was the heart of the BN heavy locomotive repair and rebuild dating back to 1883. The shops were closed in 2004 by BNSF and everything moved to Galesburg and other shops. ... (more)
A large work block on the BNSF Transcon over the weekend for bridge projects had BNSF detouring trains everywhere. A few detours ran via the Ottumwa Sub including this Galesburg to Kansas City fre... (more)
A westbound hopper from Machens, MO, to Black Thunder Mine rolls out of Burlington. Here the train passes a coal train changing crews for the K-Line. Both trains are pictured in the tight confines... (more)
Eastbound Denver to Chicago Z-train passes the intermediate signals at MP 166, between Dahinda and Williamsfield. The signal gang came out on this Sunday and I think they were working on replacing... (more)
The signals at Verona have now bit the dust in mid-November 2017. Back in September the signals still were there classic scene as this westbound hotshot blast by. PTC upgrades have just about spel... (more)
BNSF 5034 leads an eastbound doublestack out of the confines of Abo Canyon as it approaches the siding at Scholle.
BNSF 9337 (SD70ACe) shoves a coal train up the steep grade from Larkspur to Palmer Lake, Colorado, passing over the old Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe bridge. The roughly 20 mile stretch from Castl... (more)
BNSF 5993 (ES44AC) leads a coal train into the "S" curves leading into Palmer Lake, Colorado.
Westbound BNSF freight in Oroville Ca.
A heavy BNSF coal train grinds through Skyline, Montana, climbing the 2.2% grade up Mullan Pass on Montana Rail Link’s Third Subdivision west of Helena on the morning of June 29, 2017.
After snaking through the curves and tunnels around Caliente, BNSF 3874 leads the Modesto to Barstow manifest through the lush green fields near Tunnel 2 and North Bealville on April 13th, 2018.
BNSF SD40-2 1664 leads a short but sweet consist southbound to Longview. Consist includes GP60B 326 and Dash 8-40B (That's what the frame designation says) 505, a first for me.
Late afternoon in a classic scene in Cajon Pass, it is impressive to hear the roar and effort of those engines as they face the last curve before reaching the Summit. A eastbound BNSF Z train nego... (more)