A westbound BNSF Herzog ballast train works its way slowly through Iron Ridge cut while climbing Montana Rail Link’s route over Mullan Pass west of Helena, Montana, on July 5, 2021.
Shortly after sundown, an empty coal train on the Mississippi Export makes its northbound run from Plant Daniel. Captured here in Agricola, MS, with a duo of EMD SD70ACes on point of the 135 coal ... (more)
The first in a fleet of westbounds moves thru Louisville, NE on a mild December afternoon.
BNSF 9278 (SD70ACe), 9704 (SD70MAC) & 9256 (SD70ACe) head a coal train out of the Powder River Basin.
Eastbound tonnage lead by EMD and Tier4 power from CSX lead a Northtown bound manifest at Connell.
An EMD leads the ore train bound for Birmingham.
As the sun begins to sink in the western sky, its rays are scattered by a batch of passing clouds as a BNSF coal train rumbles east towards Chicago.
Ron Thur gets the shot of this inbound coal load leaving Avondale siding for Saginaw for a crew change.
Note the camera in the windshield...
The peaceful blue waters of Idaho compliment the orange colours of the BNSF in this view. The railroad only just managed to renumber their SD60Ms before new units took the vacated number slots.
Rerouted coal loads for Superior, WI roll through Bemidji as they pass the restored Great Northern Depot and the fiarly new Vet memorial. The exhast blurs the part of the dept and the water tower... (more)
A east bound coal load heads through Meadora with a decent lash up as it climbs the hills of western North Dakoda and the Bad Lands.
After the South Local clears, BNSF 9278 leads Clay Boswell empties south out of Grand Forks.
BNSF 9278 rolls thru the wye and into Glandive