The BNSF locomotives that struggle up Curtis Hill match the Oklahoma red dirt pretty well. BNSF 7905 is no exception as it leads a westbound Z train up the grade out of the Cimarron River Valley.
NS 9702 leads a westbound BNSF piggyback train up Curtis Hill. The engineer had the train in notch 8 as it was approaching the steepest part of the hill.
Early in the morning, a trio of BNSF GEVOs rolls off the hill between the summit and Quinlan with an eastbound stack train in tow.
Early in the morning, BNSF trains meet on one of the steepest stretches of Curtis Hill. The westbound stack train in the distance is just now reaching the summit of the hill.
An eastbound BNSF stack train with three elephant-style GEs up front rolls off Curtis Hill, having just crested the ridge line we can see in shadow in the distance. The train is a couple miles wes... (more)
Five big GEs roll off the summit of Curtis Hill with a hot eastbound Z train.
Late on a clear winter's day, a westbound intermodal train attacks the steepest part of Curtis Hill.
Slide Scan shot of BN #7813 leads a West Bound freight up Curtis Hill
Slide Scan shot of Santa Fe #844 leads a West Bound pig train up Curtis Hill
Light power moving toward Quinlan and Woodward on a beautiful morning.
Cresting Curtis Hill from the east
Atop Curtis Hill with brand new C4s.
Approaching Curtis Hill from the east.
A westbound BNSF pig train flies up Curtis Hill behind four big GEs racing to the next crew change at Amarillo, TX.