A westbound BNSF coal train sits in the siding at the far western Montana town of Heron on a snowy February 5, 2016.
"Some Days Are Diamonds ~ Some Days Are Coal ~ Some Days Are Both" ~ aka "Big Sky ~ Big Train ~ Big Picture"
Hell y'all know this "spot." No splainin' needed. (27May17 ©)
BNSF 6192 brings up the rear of a westbound coal train tucked into Heron, MT siding on Montana Rail Link. Soon a new crew would fire up the train and head it west to the BNSF at Hauser, ID.
A loaded coal train bound for the Pacific Northwest is seen tied down in the CTC-controlled siding at Heron, Montana. The freshly accumulated snow on the rails speaks to the fact that it's been he... (more)
On a hot summer afternoon, a loaded Roberts Bank-bound export coal train is seen cruising westward along the Clark Fork River between Noxon and Heron, Montana, passing one of several backpools alo... (more)
A westbound BNSF coal train bound for Centralia, Washington, crosses the causeway east of Heron, Montana, on Montana Rail Link's 4th Subdivision. As I was waiting for this train to come, I noticed... (more)