The "Z-alt-nuby" has arrived! Once the conductor has finished removing the ETD, they will shove back, spot the cars, and cut away with the power and head for Richmond.
A short and all UPS Z races west on the Stockton Sub towards UPS's North Bay, CA facility. There this hotshot will drop its cut and take light power back to BNSF's Richmond, CA Yard for servicing... (more)
With a short consist of UPS containers and a KCS southern belle gevo behind it, BNSF 4088 races past the Gateley siding, only a mere minute away from arriving at the North Bay facility.
A westbound loaded grain train makes 18 mph up the east side of Marias Pass with a 2x2 DPU configuration.
Four BNSF Dash 9's (two up front and two at the back) power this westbound stack train down the Transcon.
The snow has temporarily abated, and BNSF 4088 is crossing Sawmill Creek eastbound as it slows down to a stop in order to await entrance to Willow Springs Yard.
BNSF 4088 and Santa Fe Bluebonnet GP60 6876 lead the westbound M-IHBKCK through Verona.
CSX Q380 is lead by eight engines. A real treat was the trailing unit, a MK5000C.
A monster grain train lead by BNSF 4088 and tri-window SD60M 9227 head south into the yard on the Glasston Sub.