A westbound grain train at Towal.
An eastbound military train grinds up the grade of the upper main track through Kingman Canyon as a heavy double stack train slowly passes on the lower, steeper, track.
Christmas night at Essex Two BNSF helper sets rest quietly at Essex, Montana, on December 25, 2007. No trains needing a push up Marias Pass this day means at least some railroaders are ... (more)
BNSF's usual morning fixture along the San Bernardino Sub is the ZLACWSP. You can almost set your watch to this train to be passing through the Riverside/Corona areas just after 8am 7 days a week!... (more)
Two sets of BNSF helpers rest in the yard at Essex, Montana, on a snowy December 24, 2007. These three EMD SD40-2s visible are all closely related—Nos. 6819, 6818 and 6817—all former Burlington No... (more)
In a time honored shot, and somewhat of a tradition over the years with Alta-Mont railfan weekend attendees, BNSF 6819 patiently waits its next helper assist up Marias Pass, late in the evening on... (more)
The BNSF 6819 helper crew tags along riding behind the DPU of a westbound grain train, grinding its way to the summit of Marias Pass. The constant blustery winds of Marias are very evident here a... (more)
A helper set with BNSF 6819 and 6816 move out of the Essex Yard and onto their primary task of pushing heavy tonnage trains over Marias Pass. The hummingbird feeding on the porch of the Izaak Wal... (more)