Toward the end of the day on July 3, 2020, a northbound BNSF coal empty marches up Logan Hill north of Bill, Wyoming, on the Orin Line on Powder River Basin.
A stack train grinds its way eastward out of the Red River Valley and under the wooden bridge at Muskoda. The bridge was destroyed eight days later when sparks from a passing train set it on fire.
A westbound empty unit tank train crosses Lake Ashtabula in nice evening light, seen from beneath one of my favorite trees. Here's the summertime view: Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44ACLocation: Luverne, North Dakota, USALocomotive #: BNSF 6208Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 23, 2013
BNSF ore loads running on TRRA rails is passing the Gateway Arch .
Another portrait of branch line railroading in the 21st century: two modern BNSF units power a train up the BNSF's Zap Branch (that's steam from the Basin Power Plant in the distance).
BNSF 6208 has just left the power plant at Basin, and is heading west on the Zap branch line.
BNSF 6208 leads a grain train parked on the edge of Wayzata with a visitor from my old stomping grounds in the consist, a NS OLS 25th Anniversary unit.
Westbound thru Brighton Park... "back in the day" as it were...