The entirety of a southbound manifest is visible as it swings around the big curve just south of Ruthton, MN, and enters one of my favorite areas of the state to watch trains: the Buffalo Ridge.
The climb to Florence from Marshall is nearly complete for this southbound manifest as it crosses a creek north of town.
A very short BNSF manifest have no problem maintaining track speed of 23 mph at the begin of the grade to Summit on Tehachapi Pass.
I'm standing in snow as I photograph two trains meeting in the Cajon Pass. It's hard to believe that in a few months, it will be over 100 degrees daily.
An afternoon, at Tehachapi loop
Meet at Mile Post 165 – A Westbound BNSF stack train rounds the bend on Main #2 coming out of Fullerton Junction where it meets an Eastbound manifest holding on Main #2 beyond the switches at EBCS... (more)
At Least Timmy is Watching for Trains – What can I say, the scene speaks for itself, it is just another Friday night at the train station in Fullerton. Really though, the situation was not as cri... (more)
Eastbound intermodal action just east of Bucklin.
Los Angeles, CA to New York, NY Z-train is working on getting back up to 70mph after crossing over from main 1 to main 2 at Gorin. 4 GE's seem to be standard power for most Z-train on BNSF Transco... (more)
BNSF, NS and CSX power lead this westbound piggyback through Downers.
Priority UPS/LTL Intermodal Train from Chicago, IL (Cicero Yard) - South Seattle, WA.
Eastbound BNSF train on Main 1 at Oakland.
A relatively new ES44DC, two numbers short of having the new logo, comes by one of the more interesting warning devices employed at crossings. A flashing yellow light and lit-up sign warn motorist... (more)
Near the end of a late summer day, an eastbound BNSF intermodal is stopped short of the crossovers at Verdemont on the Cajon Sub waiting for traffic ahead to clear.