A BNSF freight heads across the Clark Fork at Bridge 57 west of Trout Creek, Montana, at 7:58 a.m. on the morning of May 20, 2011. Leading the train is a new General Electric ES44C4.
After a long wait near Oro Grande, BNSF decided to run some trains. This Westbound lead by the 6617 was the first in a half dozen trains to be seen within the next hour.
BNSF Railway ES44C4 6617 at the railroad's Commerce engine facility.
An EB "Z" train heads east past the Chana station sign for Chicago from the PNW.
An EB "Z" train heads east for Chicago from the PNW.
With a H2 Dash 9 now in the mix, brand new ES44C4s once again pass through the BNSF Dilworth Terminal with a long string of piggybacks.
Three shiny new ES44C4s on their first revenue run lead the Z-CHCPTL2-21 past the diamonds in Moorhead. These ES44C4s are essentially ES44ACs, but instead of having 6 traction motors, they have 4,... (more)
A trio of brand new ES44C4s on their first revenue run lead the Z-CHCPTL2-21 over the Stockwood Fill near Glyndon. These ES44C4s are essentially ES44ACs, but instead of having 6 traction motors, t... (more)