The Bridgeport Helpers have cut away from the C WTMPFK0 46A (Highland Mine at Thunder Jct West, WY to Paducah, KY) after pushing the train up the 13 mile stretch of a 1% grade between Bridgeport a... (more)
Kind of out in the middle of nowhere, loads hold for empties to clear in the early days on the PRB boom.
Topping Angora HillBNSF GE C44-9W No. 4495 leads a coal train as it crests Angora Hill at Angora, Nebraska, on the northward trip to Alliance on May 23, 2014.
BNSF 6118 leads empties south on BNSF's Angora
BNSF 5880 leads a westbound empty coal train on the Angora sub during a heavy snowfall.
BNSF 5823 westbound (south) on the Angora sub with empties.
BNSF 6165 leads empty hoppers southbound on the Angora Subdivision & is entering single track at CP Bonner.
A BN empty coal train crests Angora hill grade 22 miles south of Alliance, NE powered by nine locomotives, 7 GEs, and 2 EMDs. The train is headed for Alliance and the north entrance to the Powder ... (more)
An amply powered coal train is parked north of Angora, NE awaiting a new crew. The third unit is a venerable ex-CB&Q SD9. Coal traffic was experiencing tremendous growth during this period, and ev... (more)
A parked coal train featuring a mix of power including a former Burlington SD9 is left crewless while a couple coal trains grind up Angora hill from Northport, NE en route back to Alliance. The se... (more)
BNSF 8769 shoves hard on the rear of a northbound load near Angora, NE.
BNSF 8788 leads this eastbound coal load up Angora Hill between Alliance and Northport, NE in the late evening.
A loaded 150 car monster crests Angora Hill with the southern edge of the Sand Hills in the distance at the town of Angora.
An eastbound BNSF unit coal train grinds up Angora Hill at Angora, NE.
A loaded electric brake train bound for Palos (symbol PAE) takes the grade at Angora Hill. This electric brake train had major mechanical issues at Ravanna, its nice to see it loaded and headed to... (more)