After waiting on traffic ahead to get moving, an empty coal train gets underway. With the railroad backed up getting into Dilworth, they'll only make it another few miles before having to wait ag... (more)
BNSF 3157 sits idle at Mendota,IL. I have also shot this unit when it had tiger stripes back in the early 90's when it was on main line service.
The new meets the old, a new-ish SD70ACe (8/2012)pulls oil tank cars on a new-ish cross-country operation (here, empties return west as CSX K055-04) past the very old-ish :) Point of Rocks station... (more)
After passing thru the deep cut at Iron Ridge the head-end and helper crews can get a quick glimpse at one another as the power passes by in opposite directions. MRL4309 seems to have a bit of a p... (more)
Wheel Slip Control can be heard screaming as this westbound coal load thunders towards Iron Ridge in Run 8. This is the toughest section of climb on the entire MRL mainline. The sight and sound... (more)
Out For a Sunday Ride: BNSF Railway officials and shippers enjoy a Sunday train ride along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on July 20, 2014. The train ran from Seattle to Whitefish th... (more)
A single re-renumbered BN painted SD60M leads loaded autoracks on the Cheyenne Local. The train is departing Cheyenne, WY and will head over to Speer south of town to drop off the autoracks. These... (more)
After meeting a northbound manifest in Lorenzo, NE, this southbound manifest snakes its way through the curves south of Peetz, CO near a windmill farm.
BNSF 4895 rolls into the siding at James on a wet morning in January.
One of my favorite places to spend a morning is on the upper Austin Loop on Mullan Pass. You can hear a train thundering out of Tobin for almost an hour before it reaches this spot. The massive ... (more)
A BNSF northbound coal empty was exiting Wendover Canyon approaching Cassa, WY
Passing through a moonlike landscape a BNSF Z train has just departed the Needles CA crew change headed for AZ and points east.