Early morning operations as the conductor in 5361 guides a trio of BNSF power over the South Platte River and onto the Brush Sub with the help of a crew member on stairs of the lead unit 4149.
Amtrak #3 departed Chicago with two operating P42DCs (93 and 116) and one dead-heading unit (113). By the time #3 got to Colorado, 116 had died, and 113 could not be started, so FURX SD40-2 8130 w... (more)
A 110 car shuttle grain from Creston, IA to Fresno, CA begins the climb up Firth Hill. A lone C44-9W is on the head end, followed by 2 DP units on the rear.
With a borrowed BNSF C44-9W on the point (itself in place of a FURX lease unit that was added and subsequently removed at some point in its westward journey), Amtrak train #3, the Southwest Chief,... (more)
Over eight hours late, and with a BNSF Dash 9 leading, the Southwest Chief heads through Commerce. One of the P42s (113) was "Dead in Consist." When the second unit (116) broke down in route, at... (more)
With a borrowed BNSF C44-9W on the point (itself in place of a FURX lease unit added at some point in its westward journey), Amtrak train #3, the Southwest Chief, arrives at the Fullerton, Ca. Amt... (more)
It's a frosty morning today as stacks from Tacoma, WA climb the hill west of Elk River.
One of those lucky shots, caught the loco in a gap in the trees while my friend was driving.
The sign that borders 4149 talks about the rich railroad history that gave life and death to the little town tucked in the Skykomish Valley. 4149 waits at a red signal as it heads west off Steven... (more)
A stack train goes through the infamous Slot as it works up Stevens Pass.
BNSF Z train hustles across the Elkhorn Creek bridge leaving Milledgeville on it's last lap into Chicago over the x-CB&Q/BN "C&I". The warm sun on this day in late March will help to change this ... (more)
Work train O-BEABEA1-15A tied up at Litchfield with BNSF 4149 and 4150
A westbound stack trains decends through a series of S-curves east of Skykomish.
A westbound stack trains pops out of a deep cut and into the sunlight west of Deception Creek.