At 6:00 PM Friday evening this Z train's power muscles up the 2.2% grade between Merritt and Berne in the Cascade Mountains. It's a lot of fun to hear them roar from miles away, anticipating the m... (more)
BNSF 4758 shoves on the rear of a westbound grain train curving through the signals at West Baring.
Empty grain hauling back to the breadbasket for more. The older AT&SF alignment is still visible, and in good condition, to the left.
A southbound BNSF intermodal charges up the Tehachapi Loop, squinting into the low, early-morning sun just before entering tunnel 10.
This eastbound TOFC train is on PETA's hit list: note the dead turkey under the Conductor's window and the one lodged in the plow! BNSF 4758 ran through a flock of the Thanksgiving birds as it cl... (more)
Westbound BNSF 4758 is running down main 2 at Coal City, due to UP 4700's emergency stop on main 1. UP 4700 had a broken air hose, but it was fixed very quickly and properly.
The usual Z train leader takes control of new arrival, CSXT 5218, and an original UP C40-8, 9329 on today's South Seattle.
CSX GEVO ES44DC 5218 is second out on this westbound intermodal, while BNSF 4758 is in charge and a UP C40-8 trails the GEVO.
SB Triple Crown to Jacksonville passes through downtown Atlanta, GA at Howell Interlocking. NS 204 is heading north on the Piedmont in the background to Alexandria, VA.