Eastbound BNSF empty grain train XLVWMNS curves through the upper Yakima River Canyon just west of Bristol, Washington, on July 19, 2014.
Westbound loaded unit grain train led by BNSF Dash9-44CW #4822 and EMDX (Oakway) SD60 #9017. Out of sight, DPU BNSF Dash9-44CW #5287 makes up the rear.
The BNSF has a few visitors on this day including CSX and UP power, as well as a couple rare visitors - two Texas and New Mexico SD9043MAC's (TNMR 102 and TNMR 113).
An eastbound BNSF empty grain train exits the east portal of 2-mile long Stampede Tunnel at Martin, Washington, on July 19, 2014.
A BNSF grain shuttle rolls empty cars east through the Yakima River canyon between Ellensburg and Selah, WA on the former NP mainline.
At just before 7:00 PM, as the sun was about to disappear behind a ridge to the west, a Z train rumbled across the Nason Creek trestle in the Cascade Mountains.
Whoops... Grain empties from Tacoma, WA didn't quite make it all the way to Alberta this morning. They got stuck about three miles west of town after plowing through some drifts.
After spending most of the day stuck in a drift, grain empties finally head west to Alberta behind a snow covered leader.
Whoops... I've seen bigger drifts this winter, but this grain train couldn't quite make it to its destination this morning. It's stuck just west of Morris on a branch line.
Fall is in the air and the leaves as this Z train from Washington state passes by at 60 mph.
A general merchandise train nears the BNSF/CP diamond in Detroit Lakes
A westbound TOFC maintains right-of-way through St. Paul. (Notice the smiley face on the door's window.)