As a line of thunderstorms approaches from the west, all is quiet in the small town of Malden, Indiana as ex-BNSF GP9u #1653 rests at the local Co-Alliance grain elevator.
An Indiana hidden gem, BNSF 1653, still in its original Santa Fe ‘Bluebonnet’ paint scheme rests outside Co-Alliance Malden
BNSF 1653 (SD40-2) pulls a load of trailers past the BNSF Intermodel Facility in Denver, Colorado.
Strange Clouds fill the sky over northern Indiana farm country shortly after sunrise while the Co-Alliance grain facility's ex AT&SF GP9 sits quietly waiting for it's next assignment.
During the month of October I was in Indiana, more specifically Gary,IN for CDL training for Truck Driving. On one of our trips in the truck I was riding as passenger in the truck as one of the ot... (more)
BNSF 1653 is a former BN unit which, until recently, wore the Cascade Green colors, just like her sister unit BNSF 1652. Soon there will likely be no BN flagged units running in the Denver Yard -... (more)
Southbound BNSF twice a week Pikes Peak Local Orsa siding Castle Rock
This good looking Bluebonnet is waiting out the weekend at Co-Alliance. 1653 is a GP9u and was built in 1956 as the ATSF 725.
Built in May 1956 as ATSF 725, it got renumbered by the Santa Fe twice before BNSF was born and was sold in 2001 where it found its way to Co-Alliance here in Malden, IN.
A Dilworth bound manifest creeps southward toward Thompson. The train is down to 10 mph due to a stretch of extremely poor track coming up.
Cascade green is always a treat! The Marshall local passes the elevator in Cottonwood while heading back to the yard in Willmar.
A pair of ex-BN SD40-2's rest in Willmar. A portion of the turntable is visible to the left. Who knew I would someday long for Cascade Green SD40-2's?
BNSF geep rebuild sits in frozen rural Indiana.
The grain elevator in Malden soars high above this former Blue Bonnet. Go Lowell Red Devils!