Although the predominate traffic was coal, there were several manifests and even intermodal trains plying the lengthy Lincoln, NE - Laurel, MT "long branch". Three handsome SD70MACs, a c... (more)
A pair of Missouri, Kansas & Texas (MKT) EMD SD40-2s, along with a Burlington Northern GE C30-7, power a westbound BN coal empty at East Thedford, Nebraska, on July 19, 1985.
A gorgeous Nebraska sunset unfolds as an eastbound BNSF coal train rolls alongside a waiting westbound coal with a single ES44AC DPU.
The lightning and torrential rain are coming but the fast and powerful wind is already here pushing the clouds and everything else around. This is just 1 of many sitting coal train most likely bac... (more)
This empty coal train heads West right into a horrible thunderstorm on it's way towards the Powder River basin. The storm was producing heavy, heavy rain, very strong 50 mph wind, and a lot of lig... (more)
BNSF ES44ACs 6083 and 5848 (with ES44AC 6068 as the DPU) lead eastbound coal train C-NAMMHD0-29A through the Nebraska Sand Hills. The train is seen here a few miles east of Thedford, NE, at milep... (more)