A trio of Burlington Northern EMD SD70MACs begin to pull as they depart Edgemont, South Dakota, with a loaded coal train on the afternoon of July 5, 1996. Afternoon clouds are building in the heat... (more)
Fort Igloo The bridge with the flaking bright orange paint from which I took this photo was the main entrance to Fort Igloo. In the early 1940s prior to Pearl Harbor it was almost inevitab... (more)
A loaded coal drag eases into Edgemont on a sunny winter day.
SD75M 8201 and SD60M 9269 await a new crew at Edgemont SD on an uncommon manifest train in coal country.
A pair of BN U-boats work the yard in Edgemont. We even have a caboose in the shot along with what appears to be a 4 or 5 person crew.
Three ES44ACs pull an empty coal train from Alliance near the end of the run on the approach to the crew change at Edgemont.
BN 2580 idles away the hours at Edgemont. I was surprised to find a BN GP35 riding on type B trucks. In my travels I hadn't came across that before. It was the only BN one I ever seen this way and... (more)
Crossing under the signal bridge at Edgemont, an Eastbound loaded coal train has just entered the limits of the Butte Sub. The western slope of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota can be see... (more)
BN 5566,7095,KCS 652,5943,7877 are on eastbound coal loads waiting for a crew at Edgemont.
Edgemont is a fascinating spot, pretty much on the edge of the Black Hills, maybe where it came up with its name. BN was always up for some cutting edge ideas in the 80's, some went well(power by ... (more)
A cascade green SD40-2 and a properly painted triclops are in charge of empty flatcars heading southeast.
BNSF 8921 is getting back underway at the west leg of the Edgemont wye as it heads southeast to take on Crawford Hill.