A trio of new Burlington Northern EMD SD70MAC locomotives that were built to haul coal, grind upgrade as they approach the top of Crawford Hill at Belmont, Nebraska, on July 9, 1994.
A trio of Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2s in a helper set, shove hard on the rear of an eastbound BN coal train as they curve past Breezy Point west of Belmont on Nebraska’s Crawford Hill on Jul... (more)
On July 3, 1989, a short Burlington Northern Crawford local crests the top of Crawford Hill at Belmont, Nebraska. Most, if not all, of the cars are going to be interchanged at Crawford with Chicag... (more)
#5866 is in the lead of a coal train at famous Crawford Hill and just passed the abandonned tunnel
A set of four Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2 helpers, spliced by a fuel tender, have just cut off the rear of a coal train, crossed over and are now headed back to Crawford to assist another coal ... (more)
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train grinds upgrade past milepost 414 west of Belmont while climbing Nebraska’s Crawford Hill on April 11, 1998. The train is led by a trio of Burlington Nor... (more)
A loaded coal train climbs Crawford Hill west of Belmont, Nebraska, on May 20, 2006, led by Burlington Northern EMD SD70MAC No. 9597 and BNSF GE C44-9W Nos. 4793 and 5304.
BNSF GE C44-9W No. 632 leads a westbound freight down Crawford Hill on the lower portion of the large horseshoe curve below Belmont, Nebraska, on July 13, 2008. The former Santa Fe Dash 9 has seen... (more)
Led by Union Pacific GE AC4400CW-CTE No. 5935, a BNSF coal train climbs Crawford Hill at Breezy Point (a.k.a. Windy Point) west of Belmont, Nebraska, on the afternoon of July 11, 2008.
Three BN SD70MAC units roll downgrade with empty coal gons for the Powder River basin. EMD 9407 is leading 9623 and 9416 as they pass two other of the units serving as eastbound helpers from Crawf... (more)
Burlington Northern 9588 leads 9519 and 9450 on eastbound Powder River coal at the summit of Crawford Hill. This color scheme was a favorite of mine as it reminded me somewhat of Erie E8 units tha... (more)
An Oakway Leasing EMD SD60 leads a mix of BN EMD and GE units downgrade with an empty coal train. Two fuel tenders to extend the range of the locomotives are coupled behind the diesels.
A 3 unit helper set (with fuel tender) have a little break from their arduous coal train duties by running the Crawford turn.
A Union Pacific coal train utilizes trackage rights over BNSF's Crawford Hill. Here, the train is descending down the grade, almost at the bottom.
New Burlington Northern Santa Fe AC4400CW No. 5637 leads a coal train up Crawford Hill west of Belmont, Nebraska, on July 22, 2003. The GE locomotive was built two months prior in May 2003.