With CSXT's abandonment of their own Ace fleet, I didn't think I'd see another such item in Taft again, but here's that infamous curveball that so often shows up. The crews haven't been using the... (more)
Passing late summer flowers, an eastbound BNSF coal empty is at Merino, Colorado, traveling over the Brush Subdivision west of Sterling on August 30, 2014.
Now owned by the Ottertail Valley Railroad, BNSF power is only seen on grain shuttles and coal loads. Here, a pair of BNSF ACe's enter the small yard in town with a fraction of their unit coal tra... (more)
One can get an idea of what railroading would be like in Fergus Falls if the BN had kept the trackage instead of selling it to OTVR in 1986. It used to be common for OTVR power to bring coal down... (more)
BNSF 9205 along with 2 more SD60M's and a SD75M struggle westbound up Bozeman Pass with a coal train. The SD60M's have surely pulled a lot of coal over the course of their BN and BNSF career.
While the east was digging out from the Blizzard of '09
all this area received was a few flurries and clouds.With the sun trying to break through, western visitors in the
form of two BNSF ACe's ... (more)
Two SD70ACe's, one on the front and one as the DPU, power this Havana bound coal train into Peoria.
Coal loads for Superior with three SD60Ms for power elephant style.
A green & white BN SD60M heads west as it crosses Kentucky Street in downtown Memphis heading into a setting sun.