Another trainload of Powder River coal approaches Palmer Lake, Colorado. The Burlington Northern typically assigned C30-7’s, SD40-2’s, and U30C’s, and all three types are represented here.
With very minimal BNSF markings at the time, SD70MAC 9666 was still in it's as delivered appearance other than a coat of grime as it lead CSX Q237 through Union City, Georgia with a C40-8 in Septe... (more)
Colorado has some beautiful skies, but they can be a source of angst and frustration. Here a Burlington Northern coal train, headed south on the Joint Line at Spruce, is about to fall under a shad... (more)
The Burlington Northern provided a never-ending parade of Powder River coal on Colorado’s Joint Line. Here an entire southbound train, from head end to helpers, can be seen at Spruce.
After pushing a train from Denver to Palmer Lake on the Joint Line, three Burlington Northern C30-7’s need to return to Denver. They are seen here running light through Greenland, Colorado.
Eighteen thousand horsepower, provided by five SD40-2’s and a C30-7, have been assigned by the Burlington Northern to get this manifest over the road. The train is seen here cruising northward thr... (more)
BN "Cadillac" 6121 switches Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN in October of 1988. SD9's were among my favorite EMD products.
Burlington Northern freight train No. 104 approaches East Dubuque, Illinois, while tracing the banks of the Mississippi River on April 3, 1993. The eastbound train is powered by EMD GP50 No. 3118 ... (more)
BN 433 heads south with a short local.
As a SP train heads for Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff, the BN 7893 brings its train underneath so that it can head down the main and into the West Colton Yard.
The BN 1791 and BN 1770 switch out cars at the small yard in Allentown.
BN 5383 leads the caboose train by the East Union depot.
BN SD60M 9228, at the time was still untouched by BNSF forces and lead NS Triple Crown train 251 towards Atlanta on NS's Atlanta North District at Aragon, Georgia in May 2003. (Slide Scan)