ETTS!Before the UPS container days, "trailer jet" pig trains could be seen across the Transcon. These days, all of the hot Z9's look like stack trains. BNSF's hottest train, the Z-WSPNBY9, ... (more)
A clean "C4" leads the hotshot zipper from Atlanta, GA through the spectacular Western New Mexico desert on a fine Spring afternoon.
Two blue and yellow GP60's make easy work of the climb towards the Continental Divide with only five covered hoppers in tow on the Gallup-based "211" Local.
Three SD40's have made it down the hill from the Lee Ranch Mine with 52 loads of coal in tow. In just a few minutes, the train will run to the rotary dumper, and the 5200 tons of loaded coal (trai... (more)
Other than a Cascades NPCU in the mix, two P42's have a normal Southwest Chief consist up to track speed, of ninety miles per hour.
A hot and heavy 109 car loaded grain train struggles up the hill toward the Continental Divide with a clean Warbonnet leading.
Four elephant style ES44C4's on their maiden run battle towards the Continental Divide with Haystack Butte and Mount Taylor providing the backdrop.
The DPU's (ES44C4 and two C44-9W's) are idled due to the Air Brake and Train Handling restrictions for an empty coal train, as they hustle across the New Mexico desert floor towards El Segundo Min... (more)
Who said the Transcon is only GE's?! Mount Taylor looms high above one of BNSF's sweetest SD70ACe's, leading a Springerville AZ bound coal train.
A sweet matching pair of GP60's leads three cars from the paper-mill back to Gallup, doing some wrong main running.
A small snow storm has just passed through, leaving the photographer confused as ever... NOAA predicted highs near 70 and mostly sunny! BNSF 7896 runs from the snow leading the Belen to Barstow ju... (more)
A Warbonnet SD75 brings up the rear of a heavy grain train bound for California.
"If a meet in the desert happens, and nobody is there to see it, does it really happen?" I'm quite sure this meet happened... Westbound BNSF 7645 trots past the Eastbound BNSF 6602 at Pegs.
A heavy "land barge" scoots across the New Mexico desert on a beautiful January afternoon.
A Westbound junk train claws towards the Continental Divide with a nift consist.