Welcome to the Powder River Basin.
With the amount of coal that needs to be moved daily, track work continues as do the trains.
More coal heads out of the basin as a day of rain starts to form in the skies.
This is where the tracks and highway 59 come together and parallel each other North all the way to Gillette, WY. This BNSF coal train heads south away from highway 59 towards Orin as the early mor... (more)
As lightining fills the night sky, one of a continuous string of coal trains pass through one of many crossovers on the Powder River Joint line.
Those two EMDs are as rare as Jackalopes in the Powder River Basin.
A loaded coal train waits for it's opening to head South out of the basin.
I saw nature's fireworks (lightining) on this 4th of July. A loaded coal train heads South out of the Powder River Coal Basin with BNSF DPU 6151 on the rear. The triple track main line stayed very... (more)
Late on a Saturday afternoon, UP 5904 West heads back into the Powder River Basin for another heavy load of coal.
UP and BNSF coal trains meet just south of the car shops at Bill.
Brand-new ACE 9199 leads a coal load south of Bill with threatening clouds overhead.
A BNSF coal empty roars up Main Two into the PRB as a load eases down Main Three headed for a power plant customer.
BNSF 9199 East departs Bill after waiting a few minutes for a green signal.
A pair of GEVOs brings up the rear of an empty coal train as it passes the car shop at Bill.
A UP train crosses over to Main 3 at East Bill as a BNSF coal load waits behind it.