Grinding upgrade into the Mt. Shasta foothills, a detoured BNSF manifest leaves the fertile Butte Valley behind as it enters Kegg siding to wait for a northbound UP train. UP's Black Butte Sub st... (more)
Storm clouds gather over Mount Shasta as a BNSF detour train grinds upgrade toward Grass Lake summit.
BNSF 4006 slows towards a stop at West Ottawa as it prepares to do a runaround and swap crews with a eastbound stack train.
In the golden hour, BNSF 4006 is in charge of a westbound stack train, just west of Verona.
Nikon D3s, 17-35
At 22:53 the kids (boys ages 7, 7, and 5), still up as they are wired on an intoxicating blend of "Smores", the excitement of the campfire on a short weekend camping trip, and railroading, get an ... (more)
BNSF 4006 leaves the siding at East Harmon with DTC to Lake to meet another before continuing to Meridian for interchange to NS.
This set of power is really adding to the local pollution as it goes up Cajon Pass