Growling up the 2.2% grade at Austin, MT on Mullan Pass. The lead locomotive is one of the first GEVO locomotives delivered to the BNSF. The locomotive is wearing a clean coat of factory Heritage... (more)
GWR has taken on a whole new batch of power since my last visit, mostly of the CN variety. Here, a pair of veterans in Zebra stripe paint wait a sand train handoff from BNSF. Appears to be a con... (more)
A classic Warbonnet leads X GVECSX by Stone Avenue in La Grange.
A pair of former Santa Fe SD40-2's lead a transfer north across the Terminal. In the distance is an empty Grand River Dam empty coal train holding on the Bluff Line for Murray to accept it.
A rather unbecoming Dash 9 is on the point of an inspection train waiting on a Red Rock coal load to clear up before heading north across the river into North KC.
One of the few BNSF GP50 units works the yard in Amory, Mississippi. Notice each of the three 4 axle units are in a different paint scheme.
Another hotshot intermodal heads toward Birmingham, Alabama passing the signals at Gatman siding.
A badly damaged BNSF 8123 rests in the house track at Valley View waiting to be sent to Topeka for rebuilding. This unit was the leader on the Z WSPALT8 06L that hit a washout just south of the si... (more)
BNSF 6325 leads an eastbound stack train as it approaches Cut Bank, Mt. The train is winding down the S curves just west of the high bridge on the edge of town.
After four years of drought resulting in a dry Palmer Lake, a good year thus far of rain has replenished the lake as it reflects the passing DP units on a southbound BNSF coal train.
With a lengthy haul of loaded coal hoppers in tow, a pair of EMD products lead this eastbound consist through the quiet town of Menoken, just east of Bismarck.
A BNSF intermodal train pulls out of the siding after meeting an empty unit coal train. Notice each locomotive has a different version of the BNSF paint scheme.
As result of a manifest derailing on the Glasgow Subdivision, BNSF had to detour their hotshot, a UPS intermodal from St. Paul to South Seattle over the "Coal Route"; the former Northern... (more)
Logan Hill in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin can be a busy place with four main tracks and coal trains pounding over the grade. In this view on June 18, 2015, a BNSF coal empty head north, meeting a... (more)
Railfanning the Columbia River Gorge by boat produced this shot of QPTLCHC120A rounding a curve below the Maryhill Winery. Mount Hood in the background.