Helper engine BNSF 9216 (SD70ACe) waits on a siding at Union, Colorado to assist any train that might need help getting over the Palmer Divide.
hoar frost covers everything as the DP set on a northbound BNSF coal empty passes frozen Palmer Lake
One of BNSF's SD70ACe's leads a duo of CSX GE's, one rated for 6000 horsepower, leads a 128 car Havre, MT to Northtown, MN "H9"...
One of a seemingly endless stream of Powder River coal loads heads south on the Joint Line.
A pair of BNSF's lead a hefty string of empty coal hoppers along the Cuyahoga River in Kent. Above the New Castle Subdivision is the Pufferbelly Restaurant and the former Erie mainline.
A westbound mixed freight, led by a trio of BNSF EMD widecabs, rolls passed the Metra station in downtown Downers Grove, IL. This was one of the few moments that the sun actually appeared on this ... (more)
Coal empties from the Ardoch, ND, Crystal Sugar stockpile roll out of Grand Forks behind a nice pair of SD60M-succeeding ACes.
Eastbound coal empty rolls towards Gillette, WY as they past the small bump in the road called Leiter. The Big Horn Mountains, in the background, still have snow on them in late June which is pret... (more)
A pair of nice looking ACE's power this empty coal train east towards the Powder River Basin for another load. This train is heading for the Eagle Butte Mine on the Campbell Sub north of Gillette,... (more)
Shadows are heading for the track as the sun heads for the horizon. SD60M 9215 and SD75M's 8217 and 8279 assist another coal loads, their second trip up the hill in 90 minutes as a flood of traffi... (more)
With a pair of GEVO's up front and another pair on the rear for a combined 17,600hp, a pair of SD75M's and a single SD60M add an additional 11,600hp to assist these coal loads up the Crawford Hill... (more)
Unlike 10 years ago, the Red River of the North has caused no damage in the Grand Cities this Spring and is posing no threat to the area or to the BNSF as M-SUPMIN rolls west into North Dakota.
BNSF 9216 leads the thrice-weekly M-SUPMIN through the Spring colors in Fisher on a pleasant Sunday evening.
A short 39-car Superior - Minot manifest cruises west through Benoit behind a dirty Triclops and a B40-8. This power set has been be running on this train for ~2 weeks now.
Priority UPS/LTL Intermodal Train from Chicago, IL (Cicero Yard) - South Seattle, WA. This train replaced the Z-CHCSTP. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)