The blue hour is wrapping up at 10:33 p.m. on June 19, 2014, with nightfall firmly settling over Lombard, Montana, as an eastbound BNSF freight exits the siding and Lombard Canyon trailing beads o... (more)
Bright orange BNSF engines emerge from the wall of snow falling at Yampai just short of the summit. Yampai usually does not see heavy snowfall like it did the night before, so my friend and I were... (more)
Two years ago I was out in Arizona with my good friend and fellow RP contributor David Carballido-Jeans. Flagstaff had just been hit by heavy snowfall the day before paving the way for beautiful p... (more)
DPUs bring up the rear of a northbound BNSF grain train descending down the Tehachapi Loop in the moments after sunset on a warm summer day.
BNSF 1993 (SD40-2) leaves the Coors Brewery and the Front Range foothills behind and heads towards Denver.
With the entire length of its train visible from the head-end to the FRED, BNSF 4320 leads a string of empty containers and tractor-trailers over the Tehachapi Loop on its eastbound journey to Los... (more)
As the UPS peak seasons gets near Christmas, BNSF runs a parade of high priority Z-trains throughout the day, making sure nothing is in their way. Here, BNSF 3790 pulls one of those hot trains thr... (more)
As the first sunset of the new year fades away, a hot Chicago to Los Angeles Q-train races down the grade into Seligman before starting the climb out towards Yampai Summit. BNSF 4200, a Tier IV cr... (more)
A rare Warbonnet leader brings A446 south on the CN Waukesha Sub.
Former BN #1680 (SD40-2) gets repositioned in the Denver Yard to grab another cut of freight cars for sorting.
BNSF and CP GEs lead S392 through Conneaut.
Reed Point relicsA BNSF coal train pounds westward through Reed Point, Montana, on the afternoon of June 24, 2017. Two wooden relics from another era still stand here, unlike many of Mo... (more)
With the last half of its train still snaking through Bealville, BNSF 3741 leads this afternoon's edition of the RICBAR out of Tunnel 3 and toward Cliff.
Finding the morning light as it peaks out of Tunnel 10, BNSF 7161 leads a Barstow-bound manifest off the Tehachapi Loop and towards Marcel.