A westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight heads up Montana Rail Link’s Tenth Subdivision and crosses the Jocko River just west of Arlee, Montana, on July 5, 2001. Leading the train is rece... (more)
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight passes through Montana Rail Link’s Missoula yard on July 3, 2001. The main part of the yard is behind the train, with the yard office and car shop... (more)
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight crosses Fish Creek Trestle near Rivulet, Montana, on July 3, 2001. The 576-foot nine-span bridge is officially called bridge 165 on Montana Rail L... (more)
Skirting the scenic Clark Fork, an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight passes through Lothrop, Montana, on July 3, 2001.
Heat waves from four units under full load fill the air as a BNSF coal train overtakes a UP coal train on Logan Hill. The UP train is somewhat longer as can be seen by the pusher units on the rea... (more)
Three trains on Logan Hill. Two loads climbing and one MT descending are visible on the hill. Coal traffic is off about 25 to 30% due to power plant closures.
On July 3, 2001, BNSF SD60M No. 9299 heads eastbound through the M.P. 192.1 semaphores on the Montana Rail Link east of St. Regis, Montana. The 9299 was the former BN No. 1991 “Desert Storm” SD60M... (more)
BNSF 9299 & 8904 lead westbound empties.
Soon to be the BNSF8199. This was at one time long ago the BN Desert Storm unit.
A trio of SD60Ms leads Clay Boswell coal empties into the sunset on a cold December evening. The second and third units sadly have been renumbered to the 81 series, and the lead unit is the former... (more)
Empty Unit Ore Train from Madison, IL - Allouez Ore Dock, WI. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)