BNSF 6079 & 9734 leading westbound empties.
Coated in a fine layer of traction sand, a pair of manned helpers push hard to get a loaded coal drag over Crawford Hill.
There are several manned helper sets working out of Crawford, NB. Here we see two sets, one light engine set heading back to Crawford while the others is shoving hard on the UP DPU unit of a load... (more)
Two manned helpers put on in Crawford are hard at assisting an Alliance bound coal drag. In a short distance they will be on hill grinding through the Esses on Crawford Hill. The helpers, covered ... (more)
Looking out past Windy Point on Crawford Hill, Nebraska, sees a helper set comprised of ES44AC Nos. 6079 and 5910 dropping down Track 1 heading back to Crawford for another coal train to push.
northbound BNSF coal empty starting the descent toward Denver off the Palmer Divide near Palmer Lake, CO
Trailing DPU on a southbound coal train.
As an eastbound BNSF coal load pounds its way toward the summit of Logan Hill, two UPs follow it, one close behind and the other on the mountainside in the distance.
Two loaded powder river basin coal trains wait there turn to unload at the Eastlake power plant.
BNSF and UP coal loads attack Logan Hill as another train descends the grade toward Converse Junction in the distance.
Late in the day, BNSF 6079 East passes over Hy. 59 a few miles north of Douglas.
Run through BNSF power lead by GE ES44AC 6079 brings in another load of Wyoming Coal bound for Consumers Energy's Karn/Weadock plant in nearby Essexville
The locomotives are preparing to run around their train while a youngster in a passing vehicle checks out one of the newest offerings from General Electric.
Run through BNSF power lead by GE ES44AC 6079 brings in another load of Wyoming Coal bound for Consumers Energy's Karn/Weadock plant in nearby Essexville.