The first major snowfall of the season catches BNSF 8238 (ES44C4) waiting for service at the BNSF engine facility in Denver, Colorado.
Another shot of the BNSF ballast train anchoring down the new bypass track to the Fallbridge Subdivision reveals the water soaked Vancouver yard.
The Oakway SD60s have been moved -- six to the Susquehanna, a bunch to CN, some are still in Northtown, so SD75s, Ms and Is are left to make up the dead line.
Classic northern plains coal leads empties south through Hillsboro, which makes waiting in the -13°F temps a little more bearable! Not sure how much longer we'll see SD60Ms and Oakways on these co... (more)
Not quite cold enough for snowmobilers to become excited, but the ATV folks will have fun in a couple of weeks during the Wisconsin deer hunting season.
Coal empties throttle up out of Superior. The crossing sign is a silent sentinel to when the Soo Line crossed the BN at this location (diamonds removed in the late 1980s).
A coal train bound for Superior, WI makes its way around the curve in Brainerd
Two fully loaded coal trains waiting to enter Midwest Energy to discharge their loads
Not far behind 8237 was repainted sister 8238 with yet more coal, meeting empties at MP 15.9.
The last rays of sun shine on an all-BNSF powered NS 194 as it curves into the small mining town of Keystone, WV.
In a warm sunset, a fresh Canadian Pacific crew pulls out of the Hasting's yard.
High Priority Merchandise Train from Laurel, MT - Galesburg, IL.
Empty Unit Ore Train from Birmingham, AL - Saunders, WI.