An eastbound BNSF manifest freight follows the Missouri River past Toston Dam in Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on May 15, 2013.
After meeting an empty coal train, the Chicago, IL to Denver, CO Q-Train pulls into the siding at Wiggins where the crew will tie the train down and take a van back into Denver.
BNSF 4486 West crosses the fill and bridge just west of the town of Stevenson after meeting three eastbound freights in the Columbia River Gorge. Not a bad way to spend the late afternoon/evening... (more)
After a long annoying ride with a Nissan Altima Hybrid through the National Kaibab forest, not really knowing what to expect, we came across this wonderful viewpoint.
Even trash can look good! A southbound loaded garbage train wends its way along BNSF's shoreline trackage complemented with a high tide and (hold your hats!) sunshine.
This westbound train is seen here exiting Crozier Canyon
A new crew washes the windows before heading west.
Westbound coiled steel for Fontana departs into the setting sun.