UP 6043 leads a patched CNW on this westbound empty coal train, preparing to stop, to allow another westbound to pass.
UP 5778 & 6305 lead westbound empties.
An orange cloud from blasting at Black Thunder Mine hangs in the air as a Union Pacific train loads out at Black Thunder West under the silo/flood loader.
A Union Pacific train loads out at Antelope Mine.
UP coal empties cast long shadows as they head north through the vast landscape of the Powder River Basin.
An empty UP coal train passes under a signal bridge and crests a hill between Reno Jct and Coal Creek Jct on main 2.
An eastbound coal train heads downgrade into Tunnel 1 at Plain
Reno Junction is a fantastic spot to watch trains in the Powder River Basin. Case-in-point is this eastbound (actually heading compass south) on Main 3. The train just finished loading at the Blac... (more)
Coal empties fly down the straightaway.
UP 5499 rolls out of Bealville in the afternoon sun.
Following the reefer Z out of town is the UP 5866 on the point of a "no-grainer" (empty grain train). The train is picking up speed as it begins the long race through northern Nevada.
UP 6256 brings up the rear of this northbound, empty coal train passing JB Tower.