On the afternoon of June 29, 2017, a westbound BNSF manifest freight climbs the 2.2 percent grade of Mullan Pass approaching Austin, Montana.
BNSF 7684 heads up a mixed GE-EMD consist on a westbound manifest freight on Montana Rail Link at Helena, MT. The train is cutting in manned helpers for the climb up Mullan Pass en route to Missou... (more)
A westbound BNSF freight begins the climb of Mullan Pass leaving Helena at Tobin, Montana, on June 29, 2017. The grade increases to 1.3 percent here, but will reach 2.2 percent further up the pass... (more)
BNSF GE ES44DC No. 7684 leads an eastbound freight through Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 27, 2017. In the background is the abandoned Milwaukee Road Pacific Extension main line bridge... (more)
BNSF 7684 bends around a curve and through a couple cuts and is about to cross Skyline trestle before finishing its climb to Mullan Pass tunnel.
Trains line up at Helena waiting for the work window on Mullan Pass to end. By the time BNSF 7684 got started here, there were at least five trains in the yard waiting to go west, and more stacked... (more)
Stacking ’em upWith a long trackwork window on Mullan Pass during the day, westbound trains began to stack up on Montana Rail Link’s Second Subdivision, including at the crew change poi... (more)
A westbound BNSF manifest freight curves over Skyline Trestle (also known as Austin Creek Trestle) on the climb up Mullan Pass at Skyline, Montana, on the afternoon of June 29, 2017.
With the sun about to set in the western sky, a northbound BNSF manifest slows coming into Cheyenne right before crossing over the UP main line on the C&S Bridge.
A few Warbonnets and a visiting CSX spice up the Denver BNSF engine servicing facility yard.
Two units lead the Denver to Great Falls manifest across the Union Pacific East-West mainline.
Cresting the hill, a stack train heads towards the west coast.
Southbound dropping down off the Gateway Sub on the approach towards Keddie.
Leaving BNSF's Gateway Sub, this manifest crosses the Keddie Wye as it starts it's trek west on UP's Canyon Sub, beggining it's decent down the Feather River Canyon.
The BNSF Southern California Christmas Train passengers got a treat today as the passed through (?) the remains of tunnel #2. The train is for disadvantage youths and BNSF employees.