Another "Southern Belle", KCS 4685, in DPU mode assists in slowing its load of coal down, as it runs down hill with 135 cars of coal, and BNSF 8867 up front, with the sun just moments away from go... (more)
BNSF 9204 turns into the setting sun, as it comes out of the S curve, just outside of Hecla, with 135 empties, and DPU BNSF 9726, as it battles uphill in the Sand Hills of Nebraska.
As the sun sets, the last westbound empty of the daylight, makes it way up hill, with BNSF 6204 & 5899, at MP 276, bound for a crew change still 90 miles away, in Alliance, well after dark.
As the sun sets lower in the western sky, BNSF sends us this light power move at MP 276, towards Alliance, with a total of 36600 HP, that includes seven SD70MAC's and two SD70ACe's.
BNSF 6163, with BNSF 5699, 135 cars, and DPU BNSF 8825, is just the third empty coal train to pass at this location in two hours, pulling hard up the 0.6% grade towards Alliance and another load o... (more)
Having chased this train for over four hours, getting ahead then he would catch up, back and forth, the crew had gotten to know us pretty good, and in this final meet, they gave us a good play on ... (more)
Heading down grade and around the curves, a loaded coal train, heads eastbound towards Mullen and a power plant to the east, with BNSF 6122, in DPU mode and BNSF 9692 & KCS 4612 leading, using its... (more)