Seeing two ATSF bluebonnets 22 years after Santa Fe merged is something that can only happen in a few places on the BNSF system. One of those places is Havelock Yard. Power is stored here and used... (more)
Two ATSF bluebonnets sit at the ready for duty on the West end of Havelock Yard. 3172 is coupled to 166 (GP60). Also in the yard is BNSF 570, a former ATSF B40-8.
It's rare these days to see a former AT&SF bluebonnet and a Cascade Green BN unit together.
The yard crew has just serviced Bluebonnet 3172 and it is being repositioned at the engine servicing facility.
Two Bluebonnets and a former Burlington Northern unit wait in the BNSF engine servicing yard for orders.
Bluebonnet 3172 crosses the South Platt River with a cut of cars from the Denver Yard.
Bluebonnet 3172 pulls a string of freight over the South Platte River for sorting in the Denver Yard.
BNSF 3172 pulls a long string of freight out of the Denver Yard. The yard team take a quick break and then will work for the next 15 minutes sorting the cars onto the right tracks.
BNSF 3172 still retains its original 1981 ATSF paint scheme. It now works in the Denver yard sorting freight cars.
BNSF 3172 pulls another cut of freight cars out of the Denver Yard for sorting.
The BNSF Spring Hill Local stops at Lenexa on the BNSF Ft. Scott Sub. The brakeman gets ready to run time on the switch as the conductor makes a cut.
The BNSF Spring Hill Local rolls into town on the BNSF Ft. Scott Sub. where it will make a pickup before continuing south.
The M-DILLIN-18 meets the Hanley Falls local
This lone train waits on rusty rails as Hurricane Rita makes landfall to the west near the Texas & Louisiana border.