The dramatic background sky seems appropriate for Wyoming. Based on what I've seen, the weather can frequently change from one extreme to another in the PRB.
Traffic jam on Logan Hill: A gloomy winter sunrise finds the three tracks at the summit of Logan Hill jammed with coal trains, while a BNSF load in the distance drops down towards Bill. Th... (more)
In the spring of 1998, BNSF daylighted Sunset Tunnel, also known as the 1,928-foot Tunnel 2 between Guernsey and Wendover, Wyoming. The wood-lined tunnel on this 9-mile segment of railroad was ori... (more)
New Chicago and North Western General Electric C44-9Ws line up at Bill, Wyoming, on July 7, 1994. Included in the gathering are Nos. 8614, 8688, 8693, 8645 and 8647.
At Converse Junction, Wyoming, a loaded BNSF coal train cruises by on June 29, 2002. On this beautiful summer afternoon, the snow fences have little to do except create shadowy shapes across the r... (more)
BNSF9903 heads south with another load of Wyoming Black Diamonds...
A pair of AC4400's struggle to pull a heavy loaded coal train over the many hills on the Orin Subdivision on a hot dry July evening.
A southbound (eastbound) loaded UP coal train shows some heritage with a patch Southern Pacific and Chicago North Western units as they shove this 120 car coal bucket out of the basin pass Logan H... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal load runs around two others awaiting crews.
On my first visit to the Powder River Basin, this was one of the first trains I came across: A BNSF load having just entered the mainline at NACCO Jct. making a run for Logan Hill at sunrise on a ... (more)
A trio of BN GE's, C30-7's 5560, 5012, and U30C 5388 are in the company of two Missouri Pacific SD40-2's, the 6036 in UP yellow and 6015 in the traditional blue as they depart Guernsey with anothe... (more)
Two for the price of one! The lone DPU of an inbound empty coal train races down Logan Hill as an outbound loaded coal has a challenge of climbing hill.
A loaded coal train slowly moves through the Powder River Basin on a warm summer day as they 110 car plus long train looks like it goes for miles a miles.
The Fast and the Slow On the left, UP 6866 and another UP unit are the DPUs of an empty coal train, bound for Black Thunder Mines, flies down Logan Hill at track Speed. On the right, a load... (more)
An outbound loaded coal train starts to roar up to track speed as the DPUs of the train exit the "tunnel" at Reno Junction.