BNSF 1574, formerly ATSF 5670 (built as a SD45-2), prepares to shove the Boron Local off the siding, across the main, and up the Rich Spur, where it will drop a cut of cars.
The returning Boron Local is greeted by the conductor on Q STOCHI6 22L in the hole at Jim Grey as both sets of crews near the end of their trips.
The Boron Local backs down the Borax Spur for a small cut for Rio Tinto's massive plant, which can be seen in the background. While today's train isn't a good indicator of such, this is the larges... (more)
The Boron Local shoves down the Rich Spur behind four ex-ATSF EMDs in the form of three SD45-2s and a GP39-2, the latter still in ATSF paint.
We are at Jim Grey on the Mojave Sub of the BNSF, a few miles east of Boron and Kramer Junction when the Q-STOCHI6-22L Stockton to Chicago stacks has stopped at a red and is giving the Boron Local... (more)
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks.
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks. The Joshua Tree really lets ... (more)
The BNSF Boron Local lead by BNSF 1574 and two other SD40-2Rs ( all rebuilt from SD45-2s) and a single GP39-2 shove a long cut of cars down Rich Spur, just west of Boron, CA for a mineral load out... (more)
Sporting its fresh H3 Swoosh paint job, BNSF 1574 and her SD45-2 carbody cross Harbour Way in the industrial district of Richmond, leading a monster sized Warm Springs Local.
A slick BNSF 1574 crosses Harbor Way in Richmond, which is only protected by two mere crossbucks.
This SD39-2R reflects on it's past life, built as a SD45-2 for Santa Fe, brought down to a puny SD40-2R and now she's a SD39-2R... 20, 16, and now 12 cylinder EMD powerhouses have all seen mainlin... (more)
BNSF 1574, a SD45-2 carbody, now rebuilt to a SD39-2R (but labeled on the unit as a SD40-2R) rolls down Jack London Square with a BN Green Monster trailing on a very long Warm Springs Local.