The entire train can be seen as I look down on Big Ten Curve.
You can see the elevation this train has come down as the lead locomotives pass by the last cars of the train still on the mountain side.
The new North Platte Golden Spike Visitor Tower is now open. From the tower you can view the North Platte engine facilities and yard operations.
The RNC train coming from the DNC in Denver, is on it's way to St. Paul with 28 cars. Note the flat car with BULKTAINERs on it.
The bright light of some rail being welded.
The grain silos tower over a lone ex-CNW locomotive.
The local waits for the busy Nebraska mainline to clear as the heat waves start to rise in front of an utility mess. Between the camera lens and building silloutte are tracks, signals, lights, wir... (more)
Another bad storm dumps a ton of rain as lightining strikes all around. UP 3928 will soon be out of the storm just in time to tackle Sherman Hill.
Close to the state line, BNSF 9182 will have been in three states (Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota) in short order. Soon after entering Nebraska, this train will have to tackle Crawford Hill.
Views like this are endless from Ponderosa Ranch. The Ponderosa Ranch surrounds much of the BNSF's famous Crawford Hill. This is one of many trains I saw tranverse the hill in my short time there.
PACE SHOT: I paced this BNSF coal train on it's way back to the PRB via Crawford Hill. It was just after 6am and the sun was just coming up and then minuetes later disappeared behind the clouds. T... (more)
Storms soak Eastern Wyoming and the Powder River Coal Basin.
The vast openness of the Powder River Basin can be seen here as this coal train makes it's way down the wet rails on it's way out of the Basin.
Morrill, NE is where the UP's coal line crosses over the BNSF's coal line.
The hard climb up to the Moffat Tunnel is nearing it's end as UP 4491 crosses a creek and a dirt road.