It’s just after 3:45am as C-CXCNAM heads west past the old CB&Q depot at Stone Avenue with a former Burlington Northern SD70MAC, 9687 leading solo with an empty coal train.
It’s a busy weekday afternoon in Downtown Aurora as C-BTMCXC crosses Galena Blvd on the 2,000 foot long section of elevated trackage splitting through the heart of downtown. The elevated trackag... (more)
The hustle and bustle of everyday life in Castle Rock, CO is commonly interrupted by trains such as this Smithers Lake, TX bound coal train, navigating the twists and turns of Colorado's Joint Lin... (more)
After missing my chance to photograph this rare BN executive SD70MAC duo leading eastbound coal loads for the NS, I made sure to not miss my chance to get them coming back west with empties, even ... (more)
With a train loaded for Detroit, a pair of BN painted 70macs scream through the northern illinois countryside, seen here having just departed Mendota.
On a hazy, yet sunny, Tuesday evening in downtown Chicago… a Wyoming coal train crawls under 18th street with loads for NS in Detroit. With railfans from all over the area in hot pursuit, this i... (more)
Just like the old days, BNSF 9687 hauls 124 loads of coal battling the steep grade down the Joint Line heading south.
As evening progresses, an Executive MAC leads an empty coal train north through Lyons on the BNSF Galveston Sub.
Fresh off the CSX, a BNSF coal train crawls out of Montgomery with a BN executive paint 70mac up front.
A BNSF coal train passes the shoofly just east of the Highlands Metra station with an ex-BN 'Executive' SD70MAC leading. This is one of only a handful of these that are equipped with PTC.
Westbound coal empties make way out of downtown Aurora with an Executive SD70MAC in charge.
An Executive BN SD70MAC leads an empty coal train back to the Black Thunder Mine in Wyoming as it passes through Greenland along Colorado's Joint Line.
An Ex-BN SD70MAC leads a loaded coal train Eastbound on the BNSF Creston Subdivision.
Led by an Executive SD70MAC, an eastbound loaded coal train makes its way through historic downtown Aurora.
Seeing an executive SD70MAC leading in 2019 is a rare sight, seeing an all EMD consist on the transcon in 2019 is extremely rare. Here a Chicago, IL to Robstown, TX Q train grinds west at the base... (more)