There are still some warbonnets out there in decent paint!
I was surprised when BNSF pulled this empty ethanol train out of Chillicothe with a single unit to head right up the 1% grade of Edelstein Hill. Here the train starts it run up the Hill at Houlih... (more)
It's kind of rare on the Chilli Sub for a locomotive to run long-end-forward, but that's exactly how they are running this 30 car ballast train.
The Peoria Rocket approaches the beatifully restored ex-Rock Island station at Chillicothe.
And then a nice surprise came around the bend.
BNSF 6943 West enjoys the smooth ride of new ties and new and freshly tamped ballast around Houlihan's curve on the Chilli Sub as they head toward the setting sun with an all ex-ATSF consist.
With concrete ties already installed, an undercutter and ballast train do their thing to finish up the work on Houlihan's curve while a westbound manifest slowly creeps past with ex-BN EMD's in ch... (more)
With about 60 days left before becoming a fallen flag the Santa Fe 199 shooter squeals around Houlihan's Curve.
This UP autorack is kicking-up the snow again, but just a few miles east, it had went into emergency and the conductor had to walk the train in these conditions.
A nice catch as the last train of the day.
Warbonnets round Houlihan's curve with the 199 train.
Traffic is getting back underway after a derailment between Williamsfield and Yost the day before as an old Santa Fe soldier leads them westbound around Houlihans curve late in the afternoon.
Three ex-BN SD40-2's lead an empty Herzog ballast train around the curve bringing back memories of the 80's.
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet... A BNSF stacker works its way back east in the pouring rain while running wrong main due to trackwork at Edelstein.
In the evening light, a Dash 9 and SD40 round the curve.