BN power leads an empty coal train across the MP/SSW bridge at Thebes.
The rural nature of the Sandhills Sub was transformed with the advent of coal traffic - first with CTC and then extensive double-tracking such as was underway between Mullen and Whitman, NE in the... (more)
Vintage GE models continue to earn their keep on LS&I as C30-7s 3074 and 3073 lead 120 empty ore cars back to the mine at Eagle Mills Junction. A handful of U30Cs are also serviceable while eight ... (more)
Photo from the 1980s.
Former C30-7 still in service at Rumo/ALL. Some of them will be retired, as new AC44i locomotives are arriving.
Former BN 5545, a C30-7, still sits on the north side of the BNSF yard in Alliance, NE.
Westbound empty BN coal train running on KCT trackage west of Sheffield interlocking
Out in the vastness of the Nebraska Sandhills, Cow Country, BN 5088 with Santa Fe partner leads another string of coal empties west towards Alliance and the Powder River mines. This line was once ... (more)
GE C30-7 # 3751-9 (Cement) In Mendes Estation / Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
Nine years before BNSF, Alliance looked like the merger had already taken place with run through coal train power from Santa Fe on hand. It also predicted the future dominance of GE in the North A... (more)
NS/NW C30-7 #8045 arriving at Asheville, NC || March 1987
The Conductor of a caboose hop picks up his paperwork from a UP Agent.
A BN coal train heads west towards Alliance on the former Burlington Lincoln line through the Sand Hills. C30-7s and SD40-2s rule the day in coal country, but not for too much longer as the railro... (more)
The local UP Agent is ready to hand up paperwork to the head end and hind end of a caboose hop as crew members are at the ready.
Southbound cellulose train L72, from Três Lagoas to Santos, photographed at Canguera yard, Km 79.5 at the exportation corridor.