Two BNSF units lead this oil train south off of Iona Island.
BNSF 9257 leads an older sibling south into Larkspur with a full load of coal in HHHX hoppers.
9257 comes out of the mountains and past pikes peak with yet another loaded coal train this line moves more coal than ive ever seen quite impressive!!
...the best Station Sign in Cass Lake.
Man I love these engines... creeping very close to my favorite engine of all time, which still remains as the SD40-2.
Near perfection in my book... perfect sky, excellent engine, clean power, and sun!
Coal empties wait in the yard for coal loads to pass through before heading east. The crew would swap out and take the other train the same direction they came from.
Two green SD60M's and two EMD SD60's run elephant style with a train of loaded covered hoppers.
BNSF 9257 leads Clay Boswell coal north in the last rays of direct sunlight. Looks like BNSF was able to fix the station sign here at Merrifield after it took a whack sometime last week.
This nice looking trio wastes no time getting across Illinois, doing 60mph past some typical rural scenery and another vintage Q signal bridge.
The nicest set of coal train power I've seen in a long time accelerates these westbound empties through Plano, past the old CB&Q depot.
This nice looking trio hustles westbound empties under a vintage Q signal bridge as they near 60mph after clearing the Somonauk crossovers.
BNSF SD60M's are a rare sight in Memphis so it was a treat to catch BNSF 9257 leading a westbound near KC Junction.
Yet another stormy day...