BNSF stack trains meet at the outskirts of Gallup. C44-9W No. 4846 is headed toward the West Coast.
Before the track work window begins, a empty Grainer make its way east in the Lomgard Canyon following the Missouri River.
A westbound BNSF freight curves through Lavic, California in the stark Mojave Desert on March 15, 2005. The fourth unit in the consist is yet-to-be-painted Norfolk Southern C44-9W No. 9957.
A heavy snow shower obscures the view of this eastbound intermodal train over Stevens Pass. This storm is the same one that dropped a foot of snow in 48 hours, seen here: Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa FeLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Winton, Washington, USALocomotive #: BNSF 4846Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: January 14, 2012
Ducking under the US 2 overpass a westbound passes the east switch and the Scenic-based dozer which may be seeing some work in its near future with a snow storm blowing in over the next few days.
Four big GEs grind upgrade with a stone train on BNSF's transcon - their exhaust blurs the burnt cliffs of Arizona in the far distance.
10 miles east of Needles, crossing the Colorado River. Topock, AZ is on the other side of the river.
Just east of Gallup, BNSF trains meet on the railroad's well-maintained double-track main line.