It is 3:00 am as the conductor on the UP 8752 does a roll bye inspection on a southbound KCS grain train.
KCS 3928 and KCS 4561 roar down the main line past the siding at Page, Oklahoma as they lead an eastbound grain train up Rich Mountain.
KCS loaded coal train 3CKCSH22 leaves behind the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma, which comprises the Southeast area of the state. Originally, the entire state of Oklahoma was Indian Territory.
A UP powered CWEKC24 drifts past BNSF lead 3CKCSH22. Powder River Basin bituminous coal comes from both railroads to serve the many power plants on the KCS system.
TXU empty coal northbound
BNSF 9936 and BN 9660 wait in the siding at Page Oklahoma for a loaded coal train to pass southbound. This empty coal train will north to Kansas City and then west toward the powder river basin.
"Step aside my good man" as the crew on priority intermodal freight KCS 628 North with two "Flares" for power begins to throttle up as it meets a southward freight safely tucked away in the siding... (more)