BNSF 696, still wearing its original Santa Fe warbonnet paint, leads CSX empty oil train K141 as it heads west under the signals at CP 382 on the Rochester Sub. Locomotives:BNSF 696 C4... (more)
BNSF 696 sits with the Z-FRSCHI in the siding at Bealville. This train would stay here for the next few hours while a Rail Grinder did work on the Main near Rowen.
With ex Santa Fe power on the point, this eastbound works up the gentle grade towards Sandcut.
Racing through Illmon, this Southbound enters the Tehachapi's as it heads towards Caliente and the start of the long climb to the Summit.
BNSF 696 leads a Southbound intermodal into the Tehachapi's as it passes through Sandcut.
BNSF 696, 4943, & 4856 lead a westbound intermodal train.
After only see a handful of ATSF paint across New Mexico and Arizona, the flood gates opened in California. Between the AZ/CA state line and Cajon, I would guess that half of the trains I saw had ... (more)
Ahhh, a mighty warrior still bearing the legendary "cigar band" of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. An eastbound manifest passes Franconia on its lengthy ascent of the Arizona Divide.
A nice Warbonnet leads a light movement around its freshly cut empty grain hoppers and back south to the yard in Grand Forks where the return leg of NPR 3502 is waiting to proceed north to Ardoch.
About to enter Cajon Pass, BNSF 696 hustles a stack train westbound through the high desert community of Hesperia.